Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U. S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line

Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U. S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line

by Gretchen Murphy

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ISBN-13: 9780814795996
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 05/03/2010
Series: America and the Long 19th Century Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gretchen Murphy is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas-Austin. She is the author of Hemispheric Imaginings: The Monroe Doctrine and Narratives of U.S. Empire.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Writing Race on the World's Stage 1

Part I Reading Kipling in America

1 The Burden of Whiteness 29

2 The White Man's Burden or the Leopard's Spots? Dixon's Political Conundrum 58

Part II The Black Cosmopolite

3 The Plain Citizen of Black Orientalism: Frank R. Steward's Filipino American War Fiction 87

4 Pauline Hopkins's "International Policy": Cosmopolitan Perspective at the Colored American Magazine 121

Part III Pacific Expansion and Transnational Fictions of Race

5 How the Irish Became Japanese: Winnifred Eaton's Transnational Racial Reconstructions 159

6 American Indians, Asiatics, and Anglo-Saxons: Ranald MacDonald's Japan Story of Adventure 187

Conclusion 223

Notes 229

Index 269

About the Author 280

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