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Published: 28 November 2019

176 Pages


ISBN: 9780198838098

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Genre and White Supremacy in the Postemancipation United States

Travis M. Foster

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Uses the study of popular genre to reinvigorate methods for historicizing the everyday
  • Analyses four influential and popular genres that have remained understudied
  • Presents new historical arguments about the restructuring of white supremacy and black freedom in the wake of emancipation's failed promise