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Virginia Landmarks of Black History
Virginia Landmarks of Black History

Sites on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places

Loth, Calder

The 64 sites described in this book are a testament to the contribution that African-Americans have made to Virginia history over the last four centuries. The buildings they...


Just Below South
Just Below South

Intercultural Performance in the Caribbean and the U.S. South

Adams, Jessica, Bibler, Michael P., Accilien, Cécile

Just Below South is the first book to examine the U.S. South and the Caribbean as a "regional interculture" shaped by performance--as a space defined not so much by a shared...


Richard Potter
Richard Potter

America's First Black Celebrity

Hodgson, John A.

Apart from a handful of exotic--and almost completely unreliable--tales surrounding his life, Richard Potter is almost unknown today. Two hundred years ago, however, he was the...


Market Aesthetics
Market Aesthetics

The Purchase of the Past in Caribbean Diasporic Fiction

Machado Sáez, Elena

In Market Aesthetics, Elena Machado Sáez explores the popularity of Caribbean diasporic writing within an interdisciplinary, comparative, and pan-ethnic framework. She...


Staging Creolization
Staging Creolization

Women's Theater and Performance from the French Caribbean

Sahakian, Emily

In Staging Creolization, Emily Sahakian examines seven plays by Ina Césaire, Maryse Condé, Gerty Dambury, and Simone Schwarz-Bart that premiered in the French Caribbean...


Climb to the Sky
Climb to the Sky
Dracius, Suzanne

Climb to the Sky collects a novella and eight stories by one of the most celebrated and versatile French Caribbean writers, Suzanne Dracius. Set in the author’s native...


Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows
Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows

Animal Tales and American Identities

Arnold, A. James

The 1992 Quincentennial of the encounter between the New World and the Old resulted in a veritable culture war- an extreme polarization of hardened ideological positions on...


The Equality of Believers
The Equality of Believers

Protestant Missionaries and the Racial Politics of South Africa

Elphick, Richard

From the beginning of the nineteenth century through to 1960, Protestant missionaries were the most important intermediaries between South Africa’s ruling white minority and...


How Societies Are Born
How Societies Are Born

Governance in West Central Africa before 1600

Vansina, Jan

Like stars, societies are born, and this story deals with such a birth. It asks a fundamental and compelling question: How did societies first coalesce from the small foraging...


Before Freedom Came
Before Freedom Came

African-American Life in the Antebellum South

Campbell, Edward D. C., Jr., Rice, Kim S.

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The Pan American Imagination
The Pan American Imagination

Contested Visions of the Hemisphere in Twentieth-Century Literature

Park, Stephen M.

In the history of the early twentieth-century Americas, visions of hemispheric unity flourished, and the notion of a transnational American identity was embraced by artists,...


Charlottesville 2017
Charlottesville 2017

The Legacy of Race and Inequity

Harold, Claudrena N., Nelson, Louis P.

When hate groups descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, triggering an eruption of racist violence, the tragic conflict reverberated throughout the world. It also had a...


Land and Blood
Land and Blood
Feraoun, Mouloud, Editions du Seuil

In Land and Blood, his second novel, the Algerian-Kabyle writer Mouloud Feraoun offers a detailed portrait of life for Algerian Kabyles in the 1920s and 1930s through...


The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination
The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination

Radical Horizons, Conservative Constraints

Kaisary, Philip

The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) reshaped the debates about slavery and freedom throughout the Atlantic world, accelerated the abolitionist movement, precipitated rebellions...


Sterling A. Brown
Sterling A. Brown

Building the Black Aesthetic Tradition

Gabbin, Joanne V.

Sterling A. Brown's achievement and influence in the field of American literature and culture are unquestionably significant. His poetry has been translated into Spanish,...


States of Violence
States of Violence

Politics, Youth, and Memory in Contemporary Africa

Bay, Edna G., Donham, Donald L.

The essayists whose work is collected here -- historians, anthropologists, and political scientists -- bring their diverse disciplinary perspectives to bear on various forms of...


Caribbean Jewish Crossings
Caribbean Jewish Crossings

Literary History and Creative Practice

Casteel, Sarah Phillips, Kaufman, Heidi

Caribbean Jewish Crossings is the first essay collection to consider the Caribbean's relationship to Jewishness through a literary lens. Although Caribbean novelists...


Wives of the Leopard
Wives of the Leopard

Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey

Bay, Edna G.

Wives of the Leopard explores power and culture in a pre-colonial West African state whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the...


The Quebec Connection
The Quebec Connection

A Poetics of Solidarity in Global Francophone Literatures

Tolliver, Julie-Françoise

From the 1950s to the 1970s, the idea of independence inspired radical changes across the French-speaking world. In The Quebec Connection, Julie-Françoise Tolliver...


Trans-Atlantic Sojourners
Trans-Atlantic Sojourners

The Story of an Americo-Liberian Family

Young, M. Neely

Unique in its formation and in a citizenry made up largely of repatriated ex-slaves, Liberia has been the scene of a fascinating intercontinental history. Trans-Atlantic...


Water Graves
Water Graves

The Art of the Unritual in the Greater Caribbean

Loichot, Valérie

Water Graves considers representations of lives lost to water in contemporary poetry, fiction, theory, mixed-media art, video production, and underwater sculptures....


Exile: According to Julia
Exile: According to Julia
Pineau, Gisele

Gisèle Pineau was born, and spent the first fourteen years of her life, in Paris. Her parents, originally from the island of Guadeloupe, were part of the massive...


Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere
Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere

From the Plantation to the Postcolonial

Dalleo, Raphael

Bringing together the most exciting recent archival work in anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean studies, Raphael Dalleo constructs a new literary history of the...


Orphan Narratives
Orphan Narratives

The Postplantation Literature of Faulkner, Glissant, Morrison, and Saint-John Perse

Loichot, Valérie

In Orphan Narratives, Valérie Loichot investigates the fiction and poetry of four writers who emerged from the postslavery plantation world of the Americas—William...


Aunt Résia and the Spirits and Other Stories
Aunt Résia and the Spirits and Other Stories
Lahens, Yanick

The Haiti of Yanick Lahens's path-breaking short fiction is a country demanding our compassion as it reveals to us its horrors. For decades among the forefront of Haitian...


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