Zora Neale Hurston and a History of Southern Life

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Index
African Americans, northern states: culture, 10; dissemblance, 45; as historical agents, 45; in literature, 48–49; racism and, 8, 29, 34–35, 41, 42, 43; West Indians and, 177
African Americans, southern states: Africa and, 95–96, 207n11; behavior, 14, 53; business/economy, 14, 52, 54, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 77, 78, 130; churches, 14, 67, 68, 69, 77, 78, 100, 132; class and (see under class); color and (see under color); community relations, 52, 70, 77, 122, 136, 150, 156 (see also communities, African American); conflicts, 53, 81, 102–3, 104–5; consciousness, 7, 31, 130; culture (see culture, African Americans, southern states); dance, 107; debt, 57, 58; dissemblance, 28, 45, 139; domestic violence (see domestic violence); economic exploitation and, 52, 54; education, 35, 51, 54, 57–58, 60, 67, 69, 70, 77, 78–80, 81; elite, 8, 35, 37, 98; emotions/feeling, 34; employment, 14, 16, 58, 59, 61, 70, 74, 76, 81; entertainment, 51, 57, 80, 107, 137–38, 146–47 (see also jook joints); families, 9, 21, 49, 50, 52, 53, 70, 81; folklore, 7, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 47, 58, 91, 111, 114–16, 128, 134, 172, 173; fraternal organizations, 68, 78; freedom, conceptions of, 72; gender and (see gender; women, African American, southern states); government, 50, 65, 66, 67, 76, 80, 130; as historical agents, 9, 20, 23, 29, 30, 45, 48, 49, 82, 129; honor, 96–97; historiography (see historiography, African American, southern states); hoodoo and, 8, 10, 95–97, 98, 150; housing, 57, 60, 81, 132, 135, 139–40; humor, 10, 11, 78, 81; hunger, 100; infidelity, 102, 104, 123; institutions, 52, 54, 65, 68, 80; intellectuals, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 35, 36; intelligence, 58; justice, 95, 96–97, 152–54; knowledge, 9, 10, 81, 93, 94, 97; land ownership and, 71, 72–73, 74, 76, 77, 81, 118, 203n82; language, 120, 128, 129, 130; law and order, 21, 22, 51, 65, 66, 76, 78, 80; leadership, 150, 156–57; leadership, political, 14, 76, 80; in literature, 2–3, 7, 10, 11, 183; love, 92, 108, 116, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123; manhood/masculinity, 108, 109–10, 118, 120; manners, 22, 188n8; maroonage and, 12, 31, 66, 68; migration (see Great Migration; workers, migrant, African American); morals, 35, 48, 68, 81; music, 8, 10, 107–8, 137–38, 143, 145, 177; naming, 22, 23, 112, 141; nationalism, 6, 12, 66; newspapers, 65, 67, 68, 76; norms, 106–7; northern states and, 21, 29, 35, 37, 45; orality, 24; poetry, 10, 17; political participation, 62–63, 67, 75, 76, 80, 85–86, 89, 134; political rights, 55; privacy, 101; prostitution, 141; psychology, 33–34; public space, 78, 102, 108, 135–36; racism and, 2–3, 6, 8, 11, 29, 33, 34–35, 43;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Prologue 1
  • Introduction - Rootedness—the History of Private Life 5
  • 1: Reconstructing Past Presents 19
  • 2: Portraits of the South: Zora Neale Hurston's Politics of Place 32
  • 3: A Place Between Home and Horror 50
  • 4: Sex and Color in Eatonville, Florida 90
  • 5: A Transient World of Labor 128
  • 6: Patronage: Anatomy of a Predicament 159
  • Epilogue 183
  • Notes 185
  • Index 217
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