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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 background, segregation has had an immeasurable influence at the lives of such a lot 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 contains a various set of cultural practices, ethnic studies, old stipulations, political ideologies, municipal making plans schemes, and de facto social platforms. Representing Segregation strains the consequences of those practices at the literary mind's eye and proposes a special literary culture of representing segregation. participants have interaction a go part of writers, literary events, segregation practices, and comparable reviews of racial department in order to illustrate the richness and scope of responses to segregation within the past due 19th and 20th centuries. through taking on the cultural expression of the Jim Crow interval and its legacies, this assortment reorients literary research of a huge physique of African American literature in effective new directions.

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

“Norman and Williams have assembled a suite of excellent essays addressing the subject of position and area in regards to segregation … providing not just an eye-opening lesson in African American historical past but additionally a research in environmental justice, the participants to this quantity clarify how race is embedded within the physique, road, urban, quarter, and state … This ebook settles any query there can have been approximately even if segregation or Jim Crow narrative exists … hugely recommended.” — CHOICE

“This e-book bargains with greater than simply aesthetics; it additionally appears on the very nature of literary and theoretical representations of segregation.” — Kathaleen E. Amende, Alabama country collage

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