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Contending forces : a romance illustrative of Negro life North and South

Author: Pauline E Hopkins
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1978] ©1899
Series: Lost American fiction series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hopkins tells her share of horror stories: a white man who would free his slaves is summarily shot, his wife bound to a post and whipped; black field hands serve sadistic bosses; even two generations later, black women are ravished and black men lynched, usually for a supposed rape. Hopkins's discussion of lynching and rape is one of the sanest, most fascinating in literature.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hopkins, Pauline E. (Pauline Elizabeth).
Contending forces.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1978] c1899
(OCoLC)646902616
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline E Hopkins
ISBN: 0809308746 9780809308743
OCLC Number: 3558990
Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by the Colored Co-operative Publishing Co., Boston.
Description: 411 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Lost American fiction series.
Responsibility: by Pauline E. Hopkins ; afterword by Gwendolyn Brooks ; with illustrations by R. Emmet Owen.
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Hopkins tells her share of horror stories: a white man who would free his slaves is summarily shot, his wife bound to a post and whipped; black field hands serve sadistic bosses; even two generations later, black women are ravished and black men lynched, usually for a supposed rape. Hopkins's discussion of lynching and rape is one of the sanest, most fascinating in literature.

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