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To wake the nations: race in the making of American literature

To wake the nations: race in the making of American literature

Sundquist, Eric J

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1993
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Statement of responsibility: Eric J. Sundquist
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 627-691) and index.
Physical Description: ix, 705 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 Criticism and interpretation.; Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895 Criticism and interpretation.; American literature African American authors History and criticism.; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 Criticism and interpretation.; Race relations in literature.; Turner, Nat, 1800?-1831.; Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Criticism and interpretation.; Segregation in literature.; African Americans in literature.; Race in literature.; African Americans Intellectual life.
Reproduction: Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2014. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.


  1. pt. 1. Slavery, revolution, renaissance
  2. Signs of power : Nat Turner and Frederick Douglass
  3. Melville, Delany, and New World slavery
  4. pt. 2. The color line
  5. Mark Train and Homer Plessy
  6. Charles Chesnutt's cakewalk
  7. pt. 3. W.E.B. Du Bois : African America and the kingdom of culture
  8. Swing low : the souls of black folk
  9. The spell of Africa.