The Resource A freedom bought with blood: : African American war literature from the Civil War to World War II, (ebook)

A freedom bought with blood: : African American war literature from the Civil War to World War II, (ebook)

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A freedom bought with blood: : African American war literature from the Civil War to World War II
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A freedom bought with blood:
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African American war literature from the Civil War to World War II
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eng
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In the first comprehensive study of African American war literature, Jennifer James analyzes fiction, poetry, autobiography, and histories about the major wars waged before the desegregation of the U.S. military in 1948. Examining literature about the Civil War, the Spanish-American Wars, World War I, and World War II, James introduces a range of rare and understudied texts by writers such as Victor Daly, F. Grant Gilmore, William Gardner Smith, and Susie King Taylor. She argues that works by these as well as canonical writers such as William Wells Brown, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Gwendolyn Brooks mark a distinctive contribution to African American letters.In establishing African American war literature as a long-standing literary genre in its own right, James also considers the ways in which this writing, centered as it is on moments of national crisis, complicated debates about black identity and African Americans' claims to citizenship. In a provocative assessment, James argues that the very ambivalence over the use of violence as a political instrument defines African American war writing and creates a compelling, contradictory body of literature that defies easy summary
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Midwest
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James, Jennifer C
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820.9/358
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • American literature
  • War in literature
  • War and literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
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adult
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A freedom bought with blood: : African American war literature from the Civil War to World War II, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781469606675
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11718381
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remote
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11718381
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MWT11718381
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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A freedom bought with blood: : African American war literature from the Civil War to World War II, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469606675
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718381
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718381
System control number
MWT11718381
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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