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The Resource Chaotic Justice : Rethinking African American Literary History, (electronic resource)

Chaotic Justice : Rethinking African American Literary History, (electronic resource)

Label
Chaotic Justice : Rethinking African American Literary History
Title
Chaotic Justice
Title remainder
Rethinking African American Literary History
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ernest revisits the work of 19th-century writers and activists such as Henry "Box" Brown, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Wilson, William Wells Brown, and Sojourner Truth, demonstrating that their concepts of justice were far more radical than those imagined by most white sympathizers. He offers new principles of justice that grant fragmented histories, partial recoveries, and still-unprinted texts the same value as canonized works. His proposal is both a historically informed critique of the field and an invigorating challenge to present and future scholars of African American literatur
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ernest, John
Dewey number
810.9896073
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Criticism
Label
Chaotic Justice : Rethinking African American Literary History, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
  • Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Loosed Canons: The Race for Literary History; CHAPTER ONE: Representing Chaos and Reading Race; CHAPTER TWO: Truth Stranger than Fiction: African American Identity and (Auto) Biography; CHAPTER THREE: The Shortest Point between Two Lines: Writing African Americans into American Literary History; CHAPTER FOUR: Choreographing Chaos: African American Literature in Time and Space; CHAPTER FIVE: The Story at the End of the Story: African American Literature and the Civil War; CONCLUSION: Covenants and Communities: The Demands of African American Literature
  • NotesBibliography; Index
Control code
ocn642661004
Extent
1 online resource (329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807898505
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642661004
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
Chaotic Justice : Rethinking African American Literary History, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
  • Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Loosed Canons: The Race for Literary History; CHAPTER ONE: Representing Chaos and Reading Race; CHAPTER TWO: Truth Stranger than Fiction: African American Identity and (Auto) Biography; CHAPTER THREE: The Shortest Point between Two Lines: Writing African Americans into American Literary History; CHAPTER FOUR: Choreographing Chaos: African American Literature in Time and Space; CHAPTER FIVE: The Story at the End of the Story: African American Literature and the Civil War; CONCLUSION: Covenants and Communities: The Demands of African American Literature
  • NotesBibliography; Index
Control code
ocn642661004
Extent
1 online resource (329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807898505
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642661004
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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