Criticism and the Color Line: Desegregating American Literary Studies

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsix
Henry B. Wonham Introduction1
Toni Morrison Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence in American Literature16
Eric Lott Mr. Clemens and Jim Crow: Twain, Race, and Blackface30
Peter Carafiol"Who I Was": Ethnic Identity and American Literary Ethnocentrism43
Ashraf H. A. Rushdy Reading Black, White, and Gray in 1968: The Origins of the Contemporary Narrativity of Slavery63
Jeffrey Steele The Politics of Mourning: Cultural Grief-Work from Frederick Douglass to Fanny Fern95
Dickson D. Bruce Jr. Black and White Voices in an Early African-American Colonization Narrative: Problems of Genre and Emergence112
Henry B. Wonham Howells, Du Bois, and the Effect of "Common-Sense": Race, Realism, and Nervousness in An Imperative Duty and The Souls of Black Folk126
Carla L. Peterson The Remaking of Americans: Gertrude Stein's "Melanctha" and African-American Musical Traditions140
Todd Vogel The Master's Tools Revisited: Foundation Work in Anna Julia Cooper158
Robert S. Levine The African-American Presence in Stowe's Dred171

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