Mammy: A Century of Race, Gender, and Southern Memory

Mammy: A Century of Race, Gender, and Southern Memory

by Kimberly Wallace-Sanders

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ISBN-13: 9780472034017
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Gathering the Stories Behind This Book xiii

Introduction The "Mammification" of the Nation: Mammy and the American Imagination 1

Chapter 1 A Love Supreme: Early Characterizations of the Mammy 13

Chapter 2 Bound in Black and White: Bloodlines, Milk Lines, and Competition in the Plantation Nursery 32

Chapter 3 Dishing Up Dixie: Recycling the Old South 58

Chapter 4 Reconstructing Mammy at the Turn of the Century; or, Mark Twain Meets Aunt Jemima 73

Chapter 5 Southern Monuments, Southern Memory, and the Subversive Mammy 93

Chapter 6 Blown Away: Gone with the Wind and The Sound and the Fury 118

Conclusion Mammy on My Mind 133

Notes 147

Primary Sources 163

Bibliography 165

Index 177

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Kimberly Wallace-Sanders Mammy:A Century of Race, Gender, and Southern Memory is your go to reference for the historical evolution of the mammy figure. A necessary resource for anyone conducting research on Black womanhood and its intersection with hierarchies of race, gender, and class in the United States.