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Title Representing segregation [electronic resource] : toward an aesthetics of living Jim Crow, and other forms of racial division / edited by Brian Norman and Piper Kendrix Williams
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, c2010. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013)
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 280 p.) : ill
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Foreword / Jocelyn Moody -- Introduction. To lie, steal, and dissemble: the cultural work ofthe literature of segregation / Brian Norman and Piper Kendrix Williams ; In the crowd, artist's statement / Shawn Michelle Smith -- Section I: The aesthetic challenges of Jim Crow politics. American graffiti: the social life of segregation signs / Elizabeth Abel ; Smacked upside the head-again / Trudier Harris -- Section II: Imagining and subverting Jim Crow in Charles Chesnutt's segregation fiction. Wedded to the color line: Charles Chesnutt's stories of segregation / Tess Chakkalakal ; Charles Chesnutt's "The Dumb Witness" and the culture of segregation / Lori Robison and Eric Wolfe ; "Those that do violence must expect to suffer": disrupting segregationist fictions of safety in Charles W. Chesnutt's "The Marrow of Tradition" / Birgit Brander Rasmussen -- Section III: Inside Jim Crowand his doubles. White islands of safety and engulfing blackness: remapping segregation in Angelina Weld Grimke's "Blackness" and "Goldie" / Anne P. Rice ; "Somewhat like war": the aesthetics of segregation, black liberation, and "A Raisin in the Sun" / Michelle Y. Gordon ; Housing the black body:value, domestic space, and segregation narratives / GerShun Avilez ; Diseased properties and brokenhomes in Ann Petry's "The Street" / Elizabeth Boyle Machlan -- Section IV: Exporting Jim Crow. Embodying segregation: Ida B. Wells and the cultural work of travel / Gary Totten ; Black is a region: segregation and American literary regionalism in Richard Wright's "The Color Curtain" / Eve Dunbar ;"Que Dice?": Latin America and the transnational in James Weldon Johnson's "Autobiography of an Ex-ColouredMan" and "Along this Way" / Ruth Blandón -- Section V: Jim Crow's legacy. In possession of space: abolitionist memory and spatial transformation in civil rights literature and photography /Zoe Trodd ; Into aburning house: representing segregation's death / Vince Schleitwiler -- Afterword / Cheryl A. Wall -- Afterword . Cheryl A. Wall
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Subject African Americans -- Segregation -- Historiography
African Americans in literature
Race in literature
Segregation in literature
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
Alt Author Williams, Piper Kendrix, 1972-
Norman, Brian, 1977-
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