Representations of American Slavery in Post-civil Rights Fiction and Film: How Literature Shapes Politics

Representations of American Slavery in Post-civil Rights Fiction and Film: How Literature Shapes Politics

By: Camilla Elisabeth Dacey-Groth (author), Simon Wendt (foreword_author)Hardback

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This study discusses representations of slavery in post-civil-rights fiction and film as reflections of public policy and opinion concerning race in the United States. These texts and films are used to discuss the twentieth-century historiography of slavery, tying together popular culture and historical studies to important political and cultural events and trends.

Contents

Foreword by Simon Wendt; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Debate over William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner; 2. Margaret Walker's Jubilee: Celebrating the Survivors of Slavery; 3. Racial Realism in Ernest Gaines' The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman; 4. Alex Haley's Roots and the Afrocentric Idea; 5. The Changing Image of Thomas Jefferson; Conclusion: The Debate Surrounding Reparations for African-Americans; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773447394
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780773447394
  • ISBN10: 0773447393

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