Fox analyzes Harriet Wilson's Our Nig, Elizabeth Keckly's Behind the Scenes, Anna Julia Cooper's A Voice From the South, and Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose. The thinkers highlighted by Fox have been dismissed as elitist, accommodationist, or complicityet Fox reveals that in reality, these women use their writing to protest antiblack violence, reject superficial reform, call for major sociopolitical change, and challenge the false promises of American democracy.
|Publisher:||University Press of Florida|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Regis M. Fox is assistant professor of English at Grand Valley State University.
What People are Saying About This
"Offers fresh insights into nineteenth-century black women's cultural production. Compelling and elegantly crafted."Kathy L. Glass, author of Courting Communities: Black Female Nationalism and "Syncre-Nationalism" in the Nineteenth-Century North
"Outstanding in explaining why these figures were important leaders in their own time and are important models today. A truly engaging and significant study."John Ernest, editor of Douglass in His Own Time