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Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America

Author: Micki McElya
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains stories of faithful slaves that expose the power and reach of the myth, not only in advertising, films, and literature about the South, but also in national monument proposals, child custody  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Micki McElya
ISBN: 9780674024335 0674024338
OCLC Number: 876648364
Description: 322 p. ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Micki McElya.

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McElya shows vividly how "mammy" serves as a perfect archetype for analyzing cultural politics of race and gender, and how they changed. She gives us parlor theatrics, courtroom drama, legislative Read more...

 
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