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- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 69.99
In this study of "inter-racial" literature, the author examines: why, in the US, a "white" woman can give birth to a "black" baby, but a "black" woman will never give birth to a "white" baby; what makes racial "passing" different from social mobility; and how "miscegenation" is presented as incest. more...
- Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 49.99
This highly original study examines the role of "ethnicity" in American literature and what that literature has said--and continues to say--about our remarkably diverse culture. Sollors focuses particularly on the conflict between "descent" and "consent"--between the concern for one's racial, ethnic, and familial heritage and the conflicting desire... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 77.99
Interracialism, or marriage between members of different races, has formed, torn apart, defined and divided our nation since its earliest history. This collection explores the primary texts of interracialism as a means of addressing core issues in our racial identity. Ranging from Hannah Arendt to George Schuyler and from Pace v. Alabama to Loving... more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 59.99
This important new collection of interdisciplinary essays charts the cultural construction of "ethnicity" as embodied in American ethnic literature. Looking at a diverse set of texts, the contributors place the subject in broad historical and dynamic contexts, focusing on the larger systems within which ethnic distinctions emerge and obtain recognition. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 69.99
Why can a "white" woman give birth to a "black" baby, while a "black" woman can never give birth to a "white" baby in the United States? What makes racial "passing" so different from social mobility? Why are interracial and incestuous relations often confused or conflated in literature, making "miscegenation" appear as if it were incest? When did the... more...
- Temple University Press 2016; US$ 35.00
Werner Sollors? African American Writing takes a fresh look at what used to be called ?Negro literature.? The essays collected here, ranging in topic from Gustavus Vassa/Olaudah Equiano to LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, and in time from the Enlightenment to the Obama presidency, take a literary approach to black writing and present writers as readers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
Hamilton Holt, editor of The Independent , collected these touching autobiographies of ordinary people--new immigrants and sharecroppers, cooks and fishermen, women and men working in sweatshops, in the city, and on the land. First published in 1906, and reissued a decade ago, this new edition of Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans is expanded... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
A major new translation of a stunning rediscovered novel by Alexandre Dumas, Georges is a classic swashbuckling adventure. Brilliantly translated by Tina A. Kover in lively, fluid prose, this is Dumas?s most daring work, in which his themes of intrigue and romance are illuminated by the issues of racial prejudice and the profound quest for identity.... more...
- NYU Press 1993; US$ 29.75
The history of blacks at Harvard mirrors, for better or for worse, the history of blacks in the United States. Harvard, too, has been indelibly scarred by slavery, exclusion, segregation, and other forms of racist oppression. At the same time, the nation's oldest university has also, at various times, stimulated, supported, or allowed itself to... more...