Conjugal Union

Conjugal Union : The Body, the House, and the Black American

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In his new book, Robert Reid-Pharr argues that black gender and sexuality have always played a crucial role in questions of black national identity. He identifies the origins of a "national" African American literature in the founding of the Black press in 1827 and the beginnings of a novelistic tradition in the antebellum period. Reid-Pharr shows how state conventions, churches, newspapers, and novels - predominantly aimed at Northeastern Black communities - were integral in shaping the ideal of the black family.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 162.6 x 242.3 x 20.8mm | 497.65g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195104021
  • 9780195104028
  • 2,144,577

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Reid-Pharr, by contrast, takes pains to 'belabor' his points, resulting in a much more succint, and ultimately more satisfying piece of scholarship. * American Literature *
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