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Product Description: This book surveys the cultural, literary, and cinematic impact of white-authored films and imaginative literature on American society from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to Kathryn Stockett's Th e Hel p .
By Charise Pimentel (editor)

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9781137446251 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 13, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This book surveys the cultural, literary, and cinematic impact of white-authored films and imaginative literature on American society from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to Kathryn Stockett's Th e Hel p .

The statement, “The Civil Rights Movement changed America,” though true, has become something of a cliché. Civil rights in the White Literary Imagination seeks to determine how, exactly, the Civil Rights Movement changed the literary possibilities of four iconic American writers: Robert Penn Warren, Norman Mailer, Eudora Welty, and William Styron. Each of these writers published significant works prior to the Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954 and the Montgomery Bus Boycott that began in December of the following year, making it possible to trace their evolution in reaction to these events. The work these writers crafted in response to the upheaval of the day, from Warren’s Who Speaks for the Negro?, to Mailer’s “The White Negro” to Welty’s “Where Is the Voice Coming From?” to Styron’s Confessions of Nat Turner, reveal much about their own feeling in the moment even as they contribute to the national conversation that centered on race and democracy. By examining these works closely, Gray posits the argument that these writers significantly shaped discourse on civil rights as the movement was occurring but did so in ways that―intentionally or not―often relied upon a notion of the relative innocence of the South with regard to racial affairs, and on a construct of African Americans as politically and/or culturally na*ve. As these writers grappled with race and the myth of southern nobility, their work developed in ways that were simultaneously sympathetic of, and condescending to, black intellectual thought occurring at the same time.

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9781617036491 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 14, 2013, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: The statement, “The Civil Rights Movement changed America,” though true, has become something of a cliché.

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9781628460544 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, May 29, 2014, cover price $30.00

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Product Description: In the 1949 classic Killers of the Dream, Lillian Smith described three racial "ghosts" haunting the mind of the white South: the black woman with whom the white man often had sexual relations, the rejected child from a mixed-race coupling, and the black mammy whom the white southern child first loves but then must reject...read more

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9780807133835 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, January 1, 2009, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: In the 1949 classic Killers of the Dream, Lillian Smith described three racial "ghosts" haunting the mind of the white South: the black woman with whom the white man often had sexual relations, the rejected child from a mixed-race coupling, and the black mammy whom the white southern child first loves but then must reject.

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Product Description: For all the scholarship devoted to Mary Shelley's English novel Frankenstein, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to its role in American culture, and virtually none to its racial resonances in the United States. In Black Frankenstein, Elizabeth Young identifies and interprets the figure of a black American Frankenstein monster as it appears with surprising frequency throughout nineteenth- and twentieth-century U...read more

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9780814797150 | New York Univ Pr, August 10, 2008, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: For all the scholarship devoted to Mary Shelley's English novel Frankenstein, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to its role in American culture, and virtually none to its racial resonances in the United States.

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9780814797167 | New York Univ Pr, August 10, 2008, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: For all the scholarship devoted to Mary Shelley's English novel Frankenstein, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to its role in American culture, and virtually none to its racial resonances in the United States.

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Product Description: Literary criticism -- American history --> Even before mass marketing, American consumers bought products that gentrified their households and broadcast their sense of "the good things in life." Bridging literary scholarship, archaeology, history, and art history, Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination explores how material goods shaped antebellum notions of race, class, gender, and purity...read more

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9781578065851 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, October 1, 2003, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Literary criticism -- American history --> Even before mass marketing, American consumers bought products that gentrified their households and broadcast their sense of "the good things in life.
9780132181082, titled "Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy" | Prentice Hall, January 1, 1992, cover price $55.00 | also contains Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy

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9781934110997 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, November 30, 2007, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Literary criticism -- American history --> Even before mass marketing, American consumers bought products that gentrified their households and broadcast their sense of "the good things in life.

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Product Description: From the 1820s to the 1930s, Christian missionaries and federal agents launched a continent-wide assault against Indian sacred dance, song, ceremony, and healing ritual in an attempt to transform Indian peoples into American citizens...read more

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9780812240344 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, October 31, 2007, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: From the 1820s to the 1930s, Christian missionaries and federal agents launched a continent-wide assault against Indian sacred dance, song, ceremony, and healing ritual in an attempt to transform Indian peoples into American citizens.

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Product Description: Applies linguistics methods for a richer understanding of literary texts and spoken language. Dialect and Dichotomy outlines the history of dialect writing in English and its influence on linguistic variation. It also surveys American dialect writing and its relationship to literary, linguistic, political, and cultural trends, with emphasis on African American voices in literature...read more

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9780817313999 | Original edition (Univ of Alabama Pr, September 1, 2004), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Applies linguistics methods for a richer understanding of literary texts and spoken language.

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9780817354237 | Univ of Alabama Pr, December 30, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Applies linguistics methods for a richer understanding of literary texts and spoken language.

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Product Description: In this searching study, Nghana Lewis offers a close reading of the works and private correspondences, essays, and lectures of five southern white women writers: Julia Peterkin, Gwen Bristow, Caroline Gordon, Willa Cather, and Lillian Smith...read more

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9781587295294 | Univ of Iowa Pr, April 1, 2007, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: In this searching study, Nghana Lewis offers a close reading of the works and private correspondences, essays, and lectures of five southern white women writers: Julia Peterkin, Gwen Bristow, Caroline Gordon, Willa Cather, and Lillian Smith.

Product Description: A stimulating contribution to the present debate over bilingualism and education, Richard Lewis' study provides a thorough analysis of the components and structure of Black English and its paradoxical position as a vernacular in today's culture and literature.

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9781880921647 | Austin & Winfield Pub, May 1, 1997, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: A stimulating contribution to the present debate over bilingualism and education, Richard Lewis' study provides a thorough analysis of the components and structure of Black English and its paradoxical position as a vernacular in today's culture and literature.
9781572920330 | Austin & Winfield Pub, June 1, 1996, cover price $51.00

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9781572920323 | Austin & Winfield Pub, September 1, 1996, cover price $24.50 | About this edition: A stimulating contribution to the present debate over bilingualism and education, Richard Lewis' study provides a thorough analysis of the components and structure of Black English and its paradoxical position as a vernacular in today's culture and literature.
9781880921531 | Austin & Winfield Pub, May 1, 1995, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A stimulating contribution to the present debate over bilingualism and education, Richard Lewis' study provides a thorough analysis of the components and structure of Black English and its paradoxical position as a vernacular in today's culture and literature.

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Product Description: This volume celebrates the hybridity of American literary culture. Over the last decade and more, American literary studies have tended, with only a few rare and recent exceptions, to look at separate strands of literary history and tradition--African American or white, male or female, lesbian or gay or straight...read more
By Henry B. Wonham (editor)

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9780813522623 | Rutgers Univ Pr, April 1, 1996, cover price $59.00 | About this edition: This volume celebrates the hybridity of American literary culture.

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Product Description: This volume celebrates the hybridity of American literary culture. Over the last decade and more, American literary studies have tended, with only a few rare and recent exceptions, to look at separate strands of literary history and tradition--African American or white, male or female, lesbian or gay or straight...read more
By Henry B. Wonham (editor)

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9780813522630 | Rutgers Univ Pr, April 1, 1996, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: This volume celebrates the hybridity of American literary culture.

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A study guide for mathematics, suitable for both the SAT taker and math-deficient individuals of all ages, provides a review of basic math concepts. Original. 50,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

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9780674673779 | Harvard Univ Pr, May 1, 1992, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: Examines the effect of a racially divided society on ninteenth century American writings, and discusses works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain

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9780679745426 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, August 1, 1993), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Examines the effect of a racially divided society on nineteenth century American writings, and discusses works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain

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9781417718870 | Turtleback Books, July 1, 1993, cover price $22.15 | About this edition: Examines the effect of a racially divided society on nineteenth century American writings, and discusses works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain

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Product Description: Nelson provides a study of the ways in which Anglo-American authors constructed "race" in their works from the time of the first British colonists through the period of the Civil War. She focuses on some eleven texts, ranging from widely-known to little-considered, that deal with the relations among Native, African, and Anglo-Americans, and places her readings in the historical, social, and material contexts of an evolving U...read more

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9780195065923 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, January 2, 1992, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Nelson provides a study of the ways in which Anglo-American authors constructed "race" in their works from the time of the first British colonists through the period of the Civil War.

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