In his new book, Robert Reid-Pharr argues that black gender and sexuality have always played a crucial role in questions of black national identity. He identifies the origins of a "national" African American literature in the founding of the Black press in 1827 and the beginnings of a novelistic tradition in the antebellum period. Reid-Pharr shows how state conventions, churches, newspapers, and novels - predominantly aimed at Northeastern Black communities - were
integral in shaping the ideal of the black family.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc ISBN: 9780195104028 Number of pages: 178 Weight: 489 g Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 20 mm
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