The African American Experience in Crime Fiction: A Critical Study

The African American Experience in Crime Fiction: A Critical Study

by Robert E. Crafton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786499380
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Robert E. Crafton is an associate professor of English at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Preface: Putting Things in Perspective 1

1 High Anxiety 7

2 A More Perfect Union: Pauline Hopkins, Hagar's Daughter and the Struggle for Equality 21

3 "A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem": Rounding Up the Usual Suspects 53

4 Plus ça change: Chester Himes's Harlem Domestic Series 77

5 Entr' Acte: A Postmodernist Interlude 104

6 Falling into History: Easy Rawlins and the Arc of African American Experience 135

7 Our Kind of People: Stephen L. Carter and the Mysteries of the Black Bourgeoisie 160

8 Detecting Difference? 178

Chapter Notes 191

Works Cited 195

Index 201

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