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Chaotic justice : rethinking African American literary history

Author: John Ernest
Publisher: Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contends that too often scholars have relied on naive concepts of race, superficial conceptions of African American history, and the marginalization of important strains of black scholarship. This  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ernest, John.
Chaotic justice.
Chapel Hill, [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)747305552
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Ernest
ISBN: 9780807833377 0807833371 9780807859834 0807859834
OCLC Number: 317929521
Description: xii, 316 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Loosed canons: the race for literary history --
Representing chaos and reading race --
Truth stranger than fiction: African American identity and (auto)biography --
The shortest point between two lines: writing African Americans into American literary history --
Choreographing chaos: African American literature in time and space --
The story at the end of the story: African American literature and the Civil War --
Covenants and communities: the demands of African American literature.
Responsibility: John Ernest.

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A much needed work in African American literary studies and one that should be read by anyone who considers working in the field.--"Louisiana History"

 
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