Racism in Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

Boeckmann, Cathy. A Question of Character: Scientific Racism and the Genres of American Fiction, 1892-1912. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2000, 238 p.

Study of racial theory in historical context with reference to the works of such writers as Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, Charles Chestnutt, and James Weldon Johnson.

Brian, Cheyette. “White Skin, Black Masks.” In Cultural Readings of Imperialism: Edward Said and the Gravity of History, edited by Keith Ansell-Pearson, Benita Parry, and Judith Squires, pp. 106-26. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1997.

Examines and questions the claims of...

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