Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2018

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780190687229

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White Writers, Race Matters

Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Gregory S. Jay

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Theorizes and examines the genre of white liberal race fiction from the 18th century to the present
  • Places recognizably important novels such as Uncle Tom's Cabin, Huckleberry Finn, and To Kill a Mockingbird in a new light by linking them together in the effort to create racial liberalism through fiction
  • Mixes history, biography, close reading, cultural analysis, and literary theory in prose that is lively and accessible