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Slippery characters : ethnic impersonators and American identities, Laura Browder

Label
Slippery characters : ethnic impersonators and American identities
Title
Slippery characters
Title remainder
ethnic impersonators and American identities
Statement of responsibility
Laura Browder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work examines the tradition of ethnic impersonators in the United States. It looks at works such as Welsh Baptist Elizabeth Stern's immigrant narrative "I am a Woman - and a Jew", and uncovers their surprising influence on American notions of identity
Member of
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Browder, Laura
Dewey number
810.9/492
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cultural studies of the United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American prose literature
  • Autobiography
  • Literary forgeries and mystifications
  • Impostors and imposture in literature
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Passing (Identity) in literature
  • Group identity in literature
  • Ethnic groups in literature
  • Impersonation in literature
  • Ethnicity in literature
  • Self in literature
Label
Slippery characters : ethnic impersonators and American identities, Laura Browder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-304) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Slave narratives and the problem of authenticity -- Staged ethnicities: laying the groundwork for ethnic impersonator autobiographies -- Writing American: California novels of brown people and white nationhood -- One hundred percent American: how a slave, a janitor, and a former Klansman escaped racial categories by becoming Indians -- The immigrant's answer to Horatio Alger -- Passing as poor: class imposture in Depression America -- Postwar blackface: how middle-class white Americans became authentic through blackness -- To pass is to survive: Danny Santiago's Famous all over town -- Conclusion. Rewriting the ethnic autobiography
Control code
ocm52839475
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807860601
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52839475
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
Slippery characters : ethnic impersonators and American identities, Laura Browder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-304) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Slave narratives and the problem of authenticity -- Staged ethnicities: laying the groundwork for ethnic impersonator autobiographies -- Writing American: California novels of brown people and white nationhood -- One hundred percent American: how a slave, a janitor, and a former Klansman escaped racial categories by becoming Indians -- The immigrant's answer to Horatio Alger -- Passing as poor: class imposture in Depression America -- Postwar blackface: how middle-class white Americans became authentic through blackness -- To pass is to survive: Danny Santiago's Famous all over town -- Conclusion. Rewriting the ethnic autobiography
Control code
ocm52839475
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807860601
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52839475
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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