Mixing Race, Mixing Culture: Inter-American Literary by Monika Kaup, Debra Rosenthal

By Monika Kaup, Debra Rosenthal

Over the final 5 centuries, the tale of the Americas has been a narrative of the blending of races and cultures. now not unusually, the difficulty of miscegenation, with its attendant fears and hopes, has been a pervasive topic in New global literature, as writers from Canada to Argentina confront the legacy of cultural hybridization and fusion.

This publication takes up the problem of reworking American literary and cultural reports right into a comparative self-discipline by means of studying the dynamics of racial and cultural blend and its contrary tendency, racial and cultural disjunction, within the literatures of the Americas. Editors Kaup and Rosenthal have introduced jointly a unique set of students who examine the therapy of racial and cultural combinations in literature from North the US, the Caribbean, and Latin the USA. From numerous angles, they remap the Americas as a multicultural and multiracial hemisphere, with a typical historical past of colonialism, slavery, racism, and racial and cultural hybridity.

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Brinker, Return, . . Bremond, Return, . . Perkins, Return, . . Boethius, Meletius, Athanasius, and Augustine argue, as the classicist Lloyd A. ’ ’’ See Lloyd A. Thompson, Romans and Blacks, –. ’’ . The card was reproduced in Katzen lassen grüßen: Ein Postkarten-Bilderbuch . . p. . Hurston’s essay in The American Legion Magazine ( June , pp. –, –) is a startling contribution that features photographs of communists like Paul Robeson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and Howard Fast that resemble most-wanted posters.

Brinker, Return, . . Bremond, Return, . . Perkins, Return, . . Boethius, Meletius, Athanasius, and Augustine argue, as the classicist Lloyd A. ’ ’’ See Lloyd A. Thompson, Romans and Blacks, –. ’’ . The card was reproduced in Katzen lassen grüßen: Ein Postkarten-Bilderbuch . . p. . Hurston’s essay in The American Legion Magazine ( June , pp. –, –) is a startling contribution that features photographs of communists like Paul Robeson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and Howard Fast that resemble most-wanted posters.

The effect was that local librarians were permitted to take The Rabbits’ Wedding to their branches only upon special request. ) In the line of fire for the possible accusation of making available dangerous literature, Reed had chosen the diplomatic course of not prohibiting ‘‘circulating the book to anyone, but then again . . ’’ 23 Yet her disclaimer notwithstanding, Reed’s action had the effect of further sanctioning the interracial theming of The Rabbits’ Wedding. 24 The thematic interpretation of the Citizens’ Council had no doubt prevailed if public opposition to the restricted access to a children’s book about rabbits—surely a curtailment of citizens’ liberty—could become associated with the offense of promoting racial integration.

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