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Whiteness Studies

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In May 1964, Bill McAtee became the new minister at Columbia Presbyterian Church, deep in the Piney Woods of south Mississippi. Soon after his arrival, three young civil rights workers were brutally murdered ...

Straight White Male

Mass media images of the male are central to popular culture. This book analyzes a genre known as "performance art monologues" as presented by white heterosexual men. Its focus is stand-up comedians and ...

Black Writers, White Publishers

Jean Toomer's Cane was advertised as “a book about Negroes by a Negro,” despite his request not to promote the book along such racial lines. Nella Larsen switched the title of her second novel from ...

Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt

By Matthew Wilson
Categories: Literature

Charles W. Chesnutt (1858–1932), critically acclaimed for his novels, short stories, and essays, was one of the most ambitious and influential African American writers of the late nineteenth and early ...

Multicultural American Literature

By A. Robert Lee
Categories: Literature

In the United States, Ishmael Reed, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ralph Ellison, N. Scott Momaday, Toni Morrison, Rudolfo Anaya, Sandra Cisneros, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Jessica Hagedorn are among the notable ...

Whitewashing America

Even before mass marketing, American consumers bought products that gentrified their households and broadcast their sense of "the good things in life. "

Bridging literary scholarship, archaeology, history, ...

Black and White

With essays and commentaries by Sylvia R. Frey, Elliott J. Gorn, Robert L. Hall, Charles Joyner, Lawrence T. McDonnell, Bill C. Malone, Leslie Howard Owens, Mechal Sobel, Brenda Stevenson, and John Michael ...

The Fugitive Race

Denying its formative dialogues with minorities, the white race, Stephen P. Knadler contends, has been a fugitive race. While the "white question," like the "Negro question," and the "woman question" ...

Nitty Gritty

A controversial journalist's experiences while working as editor for African American publications in Chicago.