Reconstructing Womanhood : the Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist.

Covering the period between the 1850s and the turn of the century, this study of 19th century narratives depicts an era of intense cultural and political activity when Afro-American women first began to emerge as novelists.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Carby, Hazel V.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1 ""Woman's Era"": Rethinking Black Feminist Theory; 2 Slave and Mistress: Ideologies of Womanhood under Slavery; 3 ""Hear My Voice, Ye Careless Daughters"": Narratives of Slave and Free Women before Emancipation; 4 ""Of Lasting Service for the Race"": The Work of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper; 5 ""In the Quiet, Undisputed Dignity of My Womanhood"": Black Feminist Thought after Emancipation; 6 ""Of What Use Is Fiction?"": Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins; 7 ""All the Fire and Romance"": The Magazine Fiction of Pauline Hopkins.
  • 8 The Quicksands of Representation: Rethinking Black Cultural PoliticsNotes; Bibliography of Texts by Black Women Authors; General Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.