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Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs

Author: Tess Chakkalakal; Kenneth W Warren
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2013.
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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Sutton E Griggs; Sutton E Griggs
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tess Chakkalakal; Kenneth W Warren
ISBN: 9780820346304 0820346306
OCLC Number: 1086965672
Description: 1 online resource (325 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Sutton Griggs and the Borderlands of Empire; Empires at Home and Abroad in Sutton E. Griggs's Imperium in Imperio; Edward Everett Hale's and Sutton E. Griggs's Men without a Country; Moving Up a Dead-End Ladder: Black Class Mobility, Death, and Narrative Closure in Sutton Griggs's Overshadowed; Social Darwinism, American Imperialism, and the Origins of the Science of Collective Efficiency in Sutton E. Griggs's Unfettered; Reading in Sutton E. Griggs. Sutton E. Griggs against Thomas Dixon's "Vile Misrepresentations": The Hindered Hand and The Leopard's SpotsHarnessing the Niagara: Sutton E. Griggs's The Hindered Hand; Jim Crow and the House of Fiction: Charles W. Chesnutt's and Sutton E. Griggs's Last Novels; Perfecting the Political Romance: The Last Novel of Sutton Griggs; Chronology: The Life and Times of Sutton E. Griggs; Selected Bibliography; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Series Title: New southern studies.

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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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In assembling ten excellent essays that together address all of Griggs's novels and many of his nonfiction works, a valuable chronology of Griggs's life and times, and a useful list of secondary Read more...

 
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