Race Mixture in Nineteenth-century U.S. and Spanish American Fictions: Gender, Culture, and Nation Building

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 182 pages
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Race mixture has played a formative role in the history of the Americas, from the western expansion of the United States to the political consolidation of emerging nations in Latin America. Debra J. Rosenthal examines nineteenth-century authors in the Uni
  

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Contents

InterAmerican Interracial Intercourse
1
Race Mixture and the Representation of Indians in the United States and the Andes
18
Temperance and Miscegenation in Whitmans Franklin Evans
52
CubanSlave Fiction Race Mixture in Sab
69
Floral Counterdiscourse Miscegenation Ecofeminism and Hybridity in Lydia Maria Childs Romance of the Republic
95
The White Blackbird Miscegenation Genre and the Tragic Mulatta in Howells Harper and the Babes of Romance
115
Conclusion
143
Notes
149
Works Cited
157
Index
179
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Debra J. Rosenthal is associate professor of English at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has edited or coedited several books, including Mixing Race, Mixing Culture: Inter-American Literary Dialogues and A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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