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The Souls of White FolkAfrican American Writers Theorize Whiteness$
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Veronica T. Watson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617038891

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617038891.001.0001

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The Literature of White Estrangement

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The Souls of White Folk

Veronica T. Watson

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter introduces the key term, the “literature of white estrangement” and argues that African American engagement with whiteness is an unrecognized intellectual tradition within African American letters.

Keywords:   Literature of white estrangement, White double consciousness, White womanhood, White violence, Space and race

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