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Conjugal union : the body, the house, and the Black American

Author: Robert Reid-Pharr
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Race and American culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arguing that gender and sexuality have always played a role in questions of black national identity, the author identifies the origins of a "national" African-American literature in 1827 and the beginnings of a novelistic tradition. He shows how various forces shaped the ideal of the black family.
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Reid-Pharr, Robert, 1965-
Conjugal union.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98035936
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Reid-Pharr
ISBN: 1602561117 9781602561113 9780195104028 0195104021 1423759192 9781423759195 1280452536 9781280452536
OCLC Number: 567932995
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 166 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of Illustrations; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 ENGENDERING RACE; Chapter 2 AMERICAN PANORAMA; Chapter 3 CLEAN HOUSE, PECULIAR PEOPLE; Chapter 4 BLACK, WHITE, AND YELLER; Chapter 5 CONJUGAL UNION; EPILOGUE; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; U; V; W; Y.
Series Title: Race and American culture.
Responsibility: Robert Reid-Pharr.

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Reid-Pharr, by contrast, takes pains to 'belabor' his points, resulting in a much more succint, and ultimately more satisfying piece of scholarship. * American Literature *

 
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