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The myth of Aunt Jemima : representations of race and region

Author: Diane Roberts
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beautifully written, with a powerful series of textual readings, this book looks at the way three centuries of women writers have tackled the subject of race in both Britian and America.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Roberts
ISBN: 0415049180 9780415049184 0415049199 9780415049191 9780203359198 0203359194
OCLC Number: 29798991
Description: x, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Uncle Tom's Cabin: An authentic ghost story --
2. "Instigated by the Devil": The South and Harriet Beecher Stowe --
3. Miss Wright, Mrs Trollope and Miss Martineau: or, Three British women look at American slavery --
4. The Strange Career of Fanny Kemble --
5. Olla Podrida America: Lydia Maria Child and radical miscegenation --
6. Jemima and Jezebel in the New South: Twentieth-century women on race --
Epilogue: Making the word the thing.
Responsibility: Diane Roberts.
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