The Objective Power of Textual Objects in 1980s African American Literature
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DIRTY LITTLE PRETTY: CONSTRUCTIONS OF RACE AND CLASS THROUGH THE FIGURE OF THE BLACK CHILD IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE Hopkins, Paula Elizabeth (Georgetown University, 2012)This project examines the under-theorized figure of the free black child in Harriet Wilson's Our Nig and Frank J. Webb's The Garies and Their Friends. While foregrounding the figure of the free black child, I also use, ...