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African American servitude and historical imaginings: retrospective fiction and representation

African American servitude and historical imaginings: retrospective fiction and representation

Jordan, Margaret I; ebrary, Inc

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Published New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Margaret I. Jordan
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-278) and index.
Physical Description: xv, 284 p.
Subject: African Americans in literature.; Historical fiction, American History and criticism.; Slavery in literature.; Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989. Band of angels.; Doctorow, E. L., 1931- Ragtime.; Morrison, Toni. Song of Solomon.; American fiction 20th century History and criticism.; Johnson, Charles Richard, 1948- Middle passage.; Household employees in literature.; Literature and history United States History 20th century.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif.: ebrary, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.

Contents

  1. Introduction. Imagining the past ; The African American servant : cultural artifact and agent in place
  2. What made Amantha lean? : racial fanaticism in the 1950s and the rationalization of slavery in Robert Penn Warren's Band of angels
  3. A washerwoman wreaks havoc : moral reckoning and the "national soul" in E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime
  4. "Evolve or die" : rewriting "the disfiguring hand of servitude" in Charles Johnson's Middle passage
  5. Elegy for a dream : Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon.