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Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in Madison, NJ .
Written in English


  • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism,
  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Blacks in literature,
  • Body, Human, in literature,
  • Race in literature,
  • African Americans in literature,
  • Blacks -- Race identity,
  • African Americans -- Race identity

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Carol E. Henderson.
ContributionsHenderson, Carol E., 1964-
LC ClassificationsPS217.B55 A64 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23170048M
ISBN 109780838641323
LC Control Number2009006783

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