Victims and Heroes: Racial Violence in the African American Novel

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In fiction written by African Americans, racial violence has been a persistent and conspicuous theme. From whippings, lynchings, and episodes of police brutality to slave rebellions, race riots, and other forms of retaliatory action, black writers have documented the effects of racial violence on the African American community. Victims and Heroes is the first book to focus exclusively on this topic. Discussing eighty-three novels by sixty-four writers, Jerry H. Bryant proceeds chronologically from the antebellum novels of ...

Victims and Heroes: Racial Violence in the African American Novel 1997, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558490956

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Victims and Heroes: Racial Violence in the African American Novel 1997, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9781558490949

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