Neo-slave Narratives: Studies in the Social Logic of a Literary Form

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Oxford University Press, Nov 4, 1999 - Social Science - 296 pages
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NeoSlave Narratives is a study in the political, social, and cultural content of a given literary form--the novel of slavery cast as a first-person slave narrative. After discerning the social and historical factors surrounding the first appearance of that literary form in the 1960s, NeoSlave Narratives explores the complex relationship between nostalgia and critique, while asking how African American intellectuals at different points between 1976 and 1990 remember and use the site of slavery to represent the crucial cultural debates that arose during the sixties.
 

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Race Form
3
The Discourse in Formation
23
The Debate over
54
Ishmael Reeds Flight to Canada 9
96
Sherley Anne Williamss Dessa Rose
132
Eight Conclusion
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Page 266 - For a discussion of these and other sources see George M. Frederickson, The Black Image in the White Mind. The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914 (New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1971), pp.
Page 266 - The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860," American Quarterly 18 (1966): 151-74; Nancy F.

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