In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Civil Rights, Leadership, and Exodus Politics 1 1 “Is He the One?”: Civil Rights Activism and Leadership in Ernest Gaines’s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman 33 2 “The Refusal of Christ to Accept Crucifixion”: Bridge Leadership in Alice Walker’s Meridian 62 3 “The Important Thing Is Making Generations”: Reproduction and Blues Performance as Forms of Civil Rights Leadership in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora 90 4 “We All Killed Him”: The Limits of Formal Leadership and Civil Rights Legislation in Charles Johnson’s Dreamer 125 Epilogue: Is There Life after Exodus Politics? 153 Notes 163 Bibliography 179 Index 195 ...


Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.