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The empire abroad and the empire at home : African American literature and the era of overseas expansion, John Cullen Gruesser

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The empire abroad and the empire at home : African American literature and the era of overseas expansion
Title
The empire abroad and the empire at home
Title remainder
African American literature and the era of overseas expansion
Statement of responsibility
John Cullen Gruesser
Title variation
African American literature and the era of overseas expansion
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Language
eng
Summary
"In The Empire Abroad and the Empire at Home, John Cullen Gruesser establishes that African American writers at the turn of the twentieth century responded extensively and idiosyncratically to overseas expansion and its implications for domestic race relations. He contends that the work of these writers significantly informs not only African American literary studies but also U.S. political history. Focusing on authors who explicitly connect the empire abroad and the empire at home (James Weldon Johnson, Sutton Griggs, Pauline E. Hopkins, W.E.B. Du Bois, and others), Gruesser examines U.S. black participation in, support for, and resistance to expansion. Race consistently trumped empire for African American writers, who adopted positions based on the effects they believed expansion would have on blacks at home. Given the complexity of the debates over empire and rapidity with which events in the Caribbean and the Pacific changed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it should come as no surprise that these authors often did not maintain fixed positions on imperialism. Their stances depended on several factors, including the foreign location, the presence or absence of African American soldiers within a particular text, the stage of the author's career, and a given text's relationship to specific generic and literary traditions. No matter what their disposition was toward imperialism, the fact of U.S. expansion allowed and in many cases compelled black writers to grapple with empire. They often used texts about expansion to address the situation facing blacks at home during a period in which their citizenship rights, and their very existence, were increasingly in jeopardy."--Project Muse
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CDX
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1959-
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Gruesser, John Cullen
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
G785 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Literature and globalization
  • African Americans
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African Americans
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Literature and globalization
  • Literatur
  • Schwarze
  • Imperialismus
  • Kolonialismus
  • USA
Label
The empire abroad and the empire at home : African American literature and the era of overseas expansion, John Cullen Gruesser
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Empire at Home and Abroad; Part 1. African American Literature and the Spanish-Cuban-American War; Chapter 1. Cuban Generals, Black Sergeants, and White Colonels: The African American Poetic Response to the Spanish-Cuban-American War; Chapter 2. Wars Abroad and at Home in Sutton E. Griggs's Imperium in Imperio and The Hindered Hand; Part 2. African American Literature, the Philippine-American War, and Expansion in the Pacific; Chapter 3. Black Burdens, Laguna Tales, and "Citizen Tom" Narratives: African American Writing and the Philippine-American WarChapter 4. Annexation in the Pacific and Asian Conspiracy in Central America in James Weldon Johnson's Unproduced Operettas; Coda: Pauline Hopkins, the Colored American Magazine, and the Critique of Empire Abroad and at Home in "Talma Gordon."
Control code
818415855
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820344683
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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ebr10621790
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  • 404587
  • 22573/ctt3q542r
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)818415855
Label
The empire abroad and the empire at home : African American literature and the era of overseas expansion, John Cullen Gruesser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Empire at Home and Abroad; Part 1. African American Literature and the Spanish-Cuban-American War; Chapter 1. Cuban Generals, Black Sergeants, and White Colonels: The African American Poetic Response to the Spanish-Cuban-American War; Chapter 2. Wars Abroad and at Home in Sutton E. Griggs's Imperium in Imperio and The Hindered Hand; Part 2. African American Literature, the Philippine-American War, and Expansion in the Pacific; Chapter 3. Black Burdens, Laguna Tales, and "Citizen Tom" Narratives: African American Writing and the Philippine-American WarChapter 4. Annexation in the Pacific and Asian Conspiracy in Central America in James Weldon Johnson's Unproduced Operettas; Coda: Pauline Hopkins, the Colored American Magazine, and the Critique of Empire Abroad and at Home in "Talma Gordon."
Control code
818415855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820344683
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10621790
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 404587
  • 22573/ctt3q542r
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818415855

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