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The (Underground) Railroad in African American literature

Author: Darcy Zabel
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2004.
Series: African-American literature and culture, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature offers a brief history of the African American experience of the railroad and the uses of railroad history by a wide assortment of twentieth-century African American poets, dramatists, and fiction writers. Moreover, this literary history examines the ways in which trains, train history, and legendary train figures such as Harriet Tubman and John Henry have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zabel, Darcy.
(Underground) Railroad in African American literature.
New York : P. Lang, ©2004
(DLC) 2003025255
(OCoLC)53477084
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Darcy Zabel
OCLC Number: 607381083
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: The Train as Symbol in African American Literature --
The Impact of the Railroad on African American Life --
Flying Trains and the "Tubman Tradition" --
Black Supermen and the "John Henry Tradition" --
Riders of the Train: Passage, Passing, and the Great Migration --
"Two Trains Running": Making Choices --
Around the Corner and Down the Track.
Series Title: African-American literature and culture, v. 6.
Responsibility: Darcy A. Zabel.

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"The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature offers a brief history of the African American experience of the railroad and the uses of railroad history by a wide assortment of twentieth-century African American poets, dramatists, and fiction writers. Moreover, this literary history examines the ways in which trains, train history, and legendary train figures such as Harriet Tubman and John Henry have served as literary symbols."--Jacket.

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