Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History / Edition 1

Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History / Edition 1

by John Ernest
     
 

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Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807859834
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/15/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Loosed Canons The Race for Literary History 1

Chapter 1 Representing Chaos and Reading Race 35

Chapter 2 Truth Stranger than Fiction African American Identity and (Auto)Biography 75

Chapter 3 The Shortest Point between Two Lines Writing African Americans into American Literary History 112

Chapter 4 Choreographing Chaos African American Literature in Time and Space 147

Chapter 5 The Story at the End of the Story African American Literature and the Civil War 193

Conclusion Covenants and Communities The Demands of African American Literature 242

Notes 255

Bibliography 275

Index 309

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