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Jim Crow, literature, and the legacy of Sutton E. Griggs

Author: Kenneth W Warren; Tess Chakkalakal
Series: New southern studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Imperium in Imperio (1899) was the first black novel to countenance openly the possibility of organized black violence against Jim Crow segregation. Its author, a Baptist minister and newspaper editor from Texas, Sutton E. Griggs (1872-1933), would go on to publish four more novels; establish his own publishing company, one of the first secular publishing houses owned and operated by an African American in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012049539
Named Person: Sutton E Griggs; Sutton E Griggs
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth W Warren; Tess Chakkalakal
ISBN: 9780820346304 0820346306
OCLC Number: 867742198
Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (310 pages).).
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction / Tess Chakkalakal and Kenneth W. Warren --
Sutton Griggs and the borderlands of empire / Caroline Levander --
Empires at home and abroad in Sutton E. Griggs's Imperium in Imperio / John Gruesser --
Edward Everett Hale's and Sutton E. Griggs's Men without a country / Robert S. Levine --
Moving up a dead-end ladder : black class mobility, death, and narrative closure in Sutton Griggs's Overshadowed / Andreá N. Williams --
Social Darwinism, American imperialism, and the origins of the science of collective effciency in Sutton E. Griggs's Unfettered / Finnie Coleman --
Reading in Sutton E. Griggs / Tess Chakkalakal --
Sutton E. Griggs against Thomas Dixon's "Vile, isrepresentations" : The hindered hand and The leopard's spots / Hanna Wallinger --
Harnessing the Niagara : Sutton E. Griggs's The hindered hand / John Ernest --
Jim Crow and the house of fiction : Charles W. Chesnutt's and Sutton E. Griggs's last novels / M. Giulia Fabi --
Perfecting the political romance : the last novel of Sutton Griggs / Kenneth W. Warren --
Chronology : the life and times of Sutton E. Griggs --
Selected bibliography --
Contributors --
Index.
Series Title: New southern studies.
Responsibility: edited by Tess Chakkalakal and Kenneth W. Warren.

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This work examines the wide scope of Griggs's influence on African American literature and politics at the turn of the twentieth century. Contributors engage Griggs's five novels and his numerous  Read more...

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