Race: The History of an Idea in America (Race & American Culture)

Race: The History of an Idea in America (Race & American Culture)

By: Thomas F. Gossett (author), Shelley Fisher Fishkin (foreword_author)Paperback

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When Tom Gossett's Race: The History of an Idea in America appeared more than a generation ago, it explored the impact of race theory on literature in a way that anticipated the entire current scholarly discourse on the subject. Though it has gone out of print, it has never been rendered obsolete. Its reprinting is a boon to younger scholars in particular who are unfamiliar with its rich presentation of fact and its clear, efficient analysis, from which so much later theorizing has developed. With a new afterword by and about the author, and an introduction by series editors Arnold Rampersad and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, this edition should find a wide readership among young scholars and students working in African-American, literary, and cultural studies.

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About Author

Thomas F. Gossett is Professor Emeritus of English at Wake Forest University

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/10/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780195097788
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9780195097788
  • weight: 742
  • ISBN10: 0195097785

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