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The black Indian in American literature

Author: Keely Byars-Nichols
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series: Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The first book-length study of the figure of the black Indian in American Literature, this project explores themes of nation, culture, and performativity. Moving from the Post-Independence period to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keely Byars-Nichols
ISBN: 9781137389176 1137389176
OCLC Number: 868268673
Description: vii, 129 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Within our bosom and on our borders: negotiating shared black and native histories --
Assuming the habit of the country: John Marrant's Narrative and playing Indian --
Domesticated savagery: blackness and indigeneity in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick and Elizabeth Stoddard's Temple house --
On precarious footing: William Faulkner's Sam Fathers and the specter of slavery --
Black nationalism and native separatism unhinged: Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon --
The first black Indian: Clinton in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the dead --
Conclusion: toward a black Indian poetics and politics.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Keely Byars-Nichols.

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