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The Resource Born in a mighty bad land : the violent man in African American folklore and fiction, Jerry H. Bryant

Born in a mighty bad land : the violent man in African American folklore and fiction, Jerry H. Bryant

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Born in a mighty bad land : the violent man in African American folklore and fiction
Title
Born in a mighty bad land
Title remainder
the violent man in African American folklore and fiction
Statement of responsibility
Jerry H. Bryant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like 'Stagolee' and 'John Hardy, ' as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced 'gansta' rap. Born in a Mighty Bad Land connects this figure with similar characters in African American fiction
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Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
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Bryant, Jerry H.
Dewey number
813.009/355
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Blacks in the diaspora
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Violence in literature
  • Literature and folklore
  • African American men in literature
  • African Americans
  • Violence
  • Men in literature
  • Men
Label
Born in a mighty bad land : the violent man in African American folklore and fiction, Jerry H. Bryant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The classic badman and the ballad -- Postbellum violence and its causes : "displaced rage" in a preindustrial culture -- Between the wars : the genteel novel, counterstereotypes, and initial probes -- From the genteel to the primitive : the twenties and thirties -- The ghetto bildungsroman : from the forties to the seventies -- Toasts : tales of the "bad nigger" -- Chester Himes : Harlem absurd -- A "toast" novel : pimps, hoodlums, and hit men -- Walter Mosley and the violent men of Watts -- Rap : going commercial -- The badman and the storyteller : John Edgar Wideman's homewood trilogy -- Toni Morrison : Ulysses, badmen, and archetypes--abandoning violence -- Appendix : Analysis of thirty prototype ballads
Control code
ocm53012132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253101228
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53012132
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Born in a mighty bad land : the violent man in African American folklore and fiction, Jerry H. Bryant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The classic badman and the ballad -- Postbellum violence and its causes : "displaced rage" in a preindustrial culture -- Between the wars : the genteel novel, counterstereotypes, and initial probes -- From the genteel to the primitive : the twenties and thirties -- The ghetto bildungsroman : from the forties to the seventies -- Toasts : tales of the "bad nigger" -- Chester Himes : Harlem absurd -- A "toast" novel : pimps, hoodlums, and hit men -- Walter Mosley and the violent men of Watts -- Rap : going commercial -- The badman and the storyteller : John Edgar Wideman's homewood trilogy -- Toni Morrison : Ulysses, badmen, and archetypes--abandoning violence -- Appendix : Analysis of thirty prototype ballads
Control code
ocm53012132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253101228
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53012132
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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