'The Word in Black and White'

'The Word in Black and White' : Reading `Race' in American Literature, 1638-1867

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Nelson provides a study of the ways in which white American authors constructed 'race' in their works from the time of the first colonists up to the period of the Civil War. She focuses on some eleven texts, including The Last of the Mohicans, Melville's Benito Cereno, and Harriet Jacobs's Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl.show more

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  • Hardback | 206 pages
  • 228.6 x 228.6 x 152.4mm | 476.28g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195065921
  • 9780195065923

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Timely...An exemplary work of cultural history and literary criticism....A sophisticated authoritative book valuable to specialists and advanced students. * Choice * Thoughtful, well-researched, and provocative study....Serves admirably as a primer for reading constructions of race in a variety of primary texts across a significant range of genres in early American literary and cultural history. * William and Mary Quarterly * Timely...An exemplary work of cultural history and literary criticism....A sophisticated authoritative book valuable to specialists and advanced students. * Choice * Thoughtful, well-researched, and provocative study....Serves admirably as a primer for reading constructions of race in a variety of primary texts across a significant range of genres in early American literary and cultural history. * William and Mary Quarterly *show more

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