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Reconstructing womanhood : the emergence of the Afro-American woman novelist

Author: Hazel V Carby
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
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Covering the period between the 1850s and the turn of the century, this study of 19th century narratives depicts an era of intense cultural and political activity when Afro-American women first began  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carby, Hazel V.
Reconstructing womanhood.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)892036078
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hazel V Carby
ISBN: 019504164X 9780195041644 0195060717 9780195060713 9786610524235 6610524238
OCLC Number: 15550785
Description: 223 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Hear my voice, ye careless daughters --
Slave and mistress --
Of lasting service for the race --
In the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood --
Of what use is fiction? --
All the fire and romance --
The quicksands of representation.
Responsibility: Hazel V. Carby.

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The best book I have read on this topic. Clear, well-researched, and well-written. Clarifies huge historical, political, and cultural issues. * Dan Fineman, Occidental College *

 
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