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  • Southscapesby Thadious Davis

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    In this innovative approach to southern literary cultures, Thadious Davis analyzes how black southern writers use their spatial location to articulate the vexed connections between society and environment, particularly under segregation and its legacies. Basing her analysis on texts by Ernest Gaines, Richard Wright, Alice Walker, Natasha Trethewey,... more...

  • Games of Propertyby Thadious M. Davis

    Duke University Press 2003; US$ 89.95

    Using Faulkner's Go Down Moses as a point of departure, this book explores the conflicting nature of property relations that have slavery in the U.S. at their base and have affected the conceptualizations of rights and representations of African A more...

  • Passingby Nella Larsen; Thadious M. Davis

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 11.00

    Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past. Clare?s childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, but refuses to acknowledge the racism that... more...

  • Quicksandby Nella Larsen; Thadious M. Davis

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 12.00

    Born to a white mother and an absent black father, and despised for her dark skin, Helga Crane has long had to fend for herself. As a young woman, Helga teaches at an all-black school in the South, but even here she feels different. Moving to Harlem and eventually to Denmark, she attempts to carve out a comfortable life and place for herself, but ends... more...

  • Satire or Evasion?by James S. Leonard; Thomas Tenney; Thadious M. Davis; John H. Wallace

    Duke University Press 1991; US$ 22.95

    Though one of America?s best known and loved novels, Mark Twain?s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has often been the object of fierce controversy because of its racist language and reliance on racial stereotypes. This collection of fifteen essays by prominent African American scholars and critics examines the novel?s racist elements and assesses the... more...

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