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Representing the race : a new political history of African American literature, Gene Andrew Jarrett

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Representing the race : a new political history of African American literature
Title
Representing the race
Title remainder
a new political history of African American literature
Statement of responsibility
Gene Andrew Jarrett
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The political value of African American literature has long been a topic of great debate among American writers, both black and white, from Thomas Jefferson to Barack Obama. In his compelling new book, "Representing the Race", Gene Andrew Jarrett traces the genealogy of this topic in order to develop an innovative political history of African American literature. Jarrett examines texts of every sort{u2014}pamphlets, autobiographies, cultural criticism, poems, short stories, and novels{u2014}to parse the myths of authenticity, popular culture, nationalism, and militancy that have come to define African American political activism in recent decades. He argues that unless we show the diverse and complex ways that African American literature has transformed society, political myths will continue to limit our understanding of this intellectual tradition
  • Cultural forums ranging from the printing press, schools, and conventions, to parlors, railroad cars, and courtrooms provide the backdrop to this African American literary history, while the foreground is replete with compelling stories, from the debate over racial genius in early American history and the intellectual culture of racial politics after slavery, to the tension between copyright law and free speech in contemporary African American culture, to the political audacity of Barack Obama's creative writing. Erudite yet accessible, Representing the Race is a bold explanation of what's at stake in continuing to politicize African American literature in the new millennium
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarrett, Gene Andrew
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
J398 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • African Americans
  • Politics and literature
Label
Representing the race : a new political history of African American literature, Gene Andrew Jarrett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Toward a political history of African American literature -- The politics of early African American literature -- The culture of racial politics after slavery -- New Negro politics from reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance -- The geopolitics of African American autobiography between the world wars -- Copyright law, free speech, and the transformative value of African American literature -- The political audacity of Barack Obama's literature -- Epilogue: The politics of African American literature after Obama
Control code
697261043
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780814743386
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011011052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)697261043
Label
Representing the race : a new political history of African American literature, Gene Andrew Jarrett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Toward a political history of African American literature -- The politics of early African American literature -- The culture of racial politics after slavery -- New Negro politics from reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance -- The geopolitics of African American autobiography between the world wars -- Copyright law, free speech, and the transformative value of African American literature -- The political audacity of Barack Obama's literature -- Epilogue: The politics of African American literature after Obama
Control code
697261043
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780814743386
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011011052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)697261043

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