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Sitting in darkness : New South fiction, education, and the rise of Jim Crow colonialism, 1865-1920

Author: Peter Schmidt
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sitting in Darkness explores how fiction of the Reconstruction and the New South intervenes in debates over black schools, citizen-building, Jim Crow discrimination, and U.S. foreign policy towards its territories and dependencies. The author urges a reexamination not only of the contents and formal innovations of New South literature but also its importance in U.S. literary history. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Schmidt
ISBN: 9781934110393 1934110396
OCLC Number: 153578700
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Changing views of post-Civil War Black education in the fiction of Lydia Maria Child, Ellwood Griest, and Constance Fenimore Woolson (1867-1878) --
A fool's education : Albion Tourgée's A fool's errand, The invisible empire, and Bricks without straw (1879-1880) --
Of the people, by the people, and for the people : Frances E.W. Harper's cultural work in Iola Leroy (1892) --
Conflicted race nationalism : Sutton Griggs's Imperium in imperio (1899) --
Lynching and the liberal arts : rediscovering George Marion McClellan's Old Greenbottom Inn and other stories (1906) --
JIm Crow colonialism's dependancy model for "uplift": promotion and reaction --
Ghosts of Reconstruction : Samuel C. Armstrong, Booker T. Washington, and the disciplinary regimes of Jim Crow colonialism --
From planter paternalism to Uncle Sam's largesse abroad : Ellen M. Ingraham's Bond and free (1882) and Marietta Holley's Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition (1904) --
Counter-statements to Jim Crow colonialism : Mark Twain's "To the person sitting in darkness" (1901) and Aurelio Tolentino's Yesterday, today, and tomorrow (1905) --
Educating whites to be white on the global frontier : hypnotism and ambivalence in Thomas Dixon and Owen Wister (1900-1905) --
The dark archive: early twentieth-century critiques of Jim Crow colonialism by New South novelists --
The education of Walter Hines Page : a gentleman's disagreement with the New South in The Southerner, being the autobiography of "Nicholas Worth" (1909) --
Anti-colonial education? : W.E.B. Du Bois's Quest of the silver fleece (1911) and Darkwater (1920) --
Romancing multiracial democracy : George Washington Cable's Lovers of Louisiana (to-day) (1918).
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