Constructing the Black Masculine

Author: Maurice O. Wallace
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822328698
Format: PDF
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DIVA major rethinking of the issues around African American masculinity, tracing its relation to images of construction, and applying ideas from Eve Sedgwick’s Epistemology of the Closet./div

Keepin It Hushed

Author: Vorris L. Nunley
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814336458
Format: PDF, Docs
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Examines the barbershop as a rhetorical site in African American culture across genres, including fiction, film, poetry, and theater.

Blood at the Root

Author: Jennie Lightweis-Goff
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438436300
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Examines the relationship of lynching to black and white citizenship in the 19th and 20th century U.S. through a focus on historical, visual, cultural, and literary texts.

Pictures and Progress

Author: Maurice O. Wallace
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822350858
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Featuring more than seventy images, Pictures and Progress brings to light the wide-ranging practices of early African American photographers, as well as the effects of photography on racialized thinking.

Set This House on Fire

Author: William Styron
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1936317133
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A New York Times bestseller by the author of Sophie’s Choice: Two Americans search for the truth about a mysterious long-ago murder in Italy. Shortly after World War II, in the village of Sambuco, Italy, two men—Virginia attorney Peter Leverett and South Carolina artist Cass Kinsolving—crossed paths with Mason Flagg. They both had their own reactions to the gregarious and charismatic movie mogul’s son. For the impressionable Peter, it was something close to awe. For the alcoholic Cass, it was unsettled rage. Then, after the rape and murder of a peasant girl, Mason’s body was found at the base of a cliff—an apparent suicide. He’d been distraught, the authorities said, over committing such a heinous crime. Peter and Cass went their separate ways, and never spoke of it again. Now, years later, Peter is still haunted by what he knows—and by what he doesn’t. He’s sought out Cass in Charleston for closure, and something close to the truth. Together both men will share their tales of that terrible season in Italy, each with their own ghosts—and their own reasons to exorcise them. But neither Peter nor Cass is prepared for where this path of revenge, complicity, and atonement will take them. A profound exploration of the evil that men do, and what the innocent must endure to accommodate it, Set This House on Fire is more than a byzantine murder mystery, it’s “one of the finest novels of our times” from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Confessions of Nat Turner, Darkness Visible, and other modern classics (San Francisco Chronicle). This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

Langston Hughes

Author: Maurice Orlando Wallace
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761425915
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"A biography of writer Langston Hughes that describes his era, his major works--especially his most famous and influential prose and poetry, his life, and and the legacy of his writing"--Provided by publisher.

Black Cultural Traffic

Author: Harry Justin Elam
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068401
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Black Cultural Traffic traces how blackness travels globally in performance, engaging the work of an international and interdisciplinary mix of scholars, critics, and practicing artists.