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By Brian Norman

Examines racial segregation in literature and the cultural legacy of the Jim Crow era.

As a touchstone factor in American historical past, segregation has had an immeasurable influence at the lives of so much ethnic teams within the usa. essentially linked to the Jim Crow South and the complaints Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and Brown v. Board of Education (1954), segregation includes a various set of cultural practices, ethnic reports, old stipulations, political ideologies, municipal making plans schemes, and de facto social platforms. Representing Segregation strains the results of those practices at the literary mind's eye and proposes a unique literary culture of representing segregation. participants interact a move element of writers, literary activities, segregation practices, and similar reviews of racial department in order to illustrate the richness and scope of responses to segregation within the overdue 19th and 20th centuries. via taking on the cultural expression of the Jim Crow interval and its legacies, this assortment reorients literary research of an incredible physique of African American literature in efficient new directions.

“By defining key figures, practices, and comparative methods … [Representing Segregation] clarif[ies] and validate[s] the paintings of scholarship at the literature of the Civil Rights stream … the quantity … is excellent.” — MELUS

“Norman and Williams have assembled a set of good essays addressing the subject of position and area in regards to segregation … offering not just an eye-opening lesson in African American historical past but in addition a learn in environmental justice, the individuals to this quantity clarify how race is embedded within the physique, highway, urban, quarter, and nation … This e-book settles any query there could have been approximately no matter if segregation or Jim Crow narrative exists … hugely recommended.” — CHOICE

“This ebook offers with greater than simply aesthetics; it additionally appears to be like on the very nature of literary and theoretical representations of segregation.” — Kathaleen E. Amende, Alabama kingdom college

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