By Sherita L. Johnson
Using the "the Negro challenge" in African American literature as some degree of departure, this ebook makes a speciality of the profound effect that racism had at the literary mind's eye of black american citizens, in particular these within the South. even if the South has been probably the most enduring websites of feedback in American stories and in American literary heritage, Johnson argues that it truly is most unlikely to contemplate what the "South" and what "southernness" suggest as cultural references with out taking a look at how black girls have contributed to and contested any unified definition of that sector. Johnson demanding situations the homogeneity of a "white" South and southern cultural id through spotting how fictional and ancient black ladies are underacknowledged brokers of cultural swap. Johnson regards the South as a cultural sector that (re)constructs black womanhood, yet she additionally considers how black womanhood have remodeled the South. experts in 19th and 20th century American literature will locate this ebook an important addition, as will students of African American Literature and heritage.
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Black Women in New South Literature and Culture (Studies in American Popular History and Culture) by Sherita L. Johnson