restricted access   Volume 44, Numbers 1-2, Spring/Summer 2011

Table of Contents

Forgotten Manuscripts: A Trip to Coontown

pp. 7-24


Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes; or, the “Colored Historian’s” Resistance to the Technologies of Power in Postwar America

pp. 25-48

Invisible Blackness in Edith Wharton’s Old New York

pp. 49-66

There is Heterosexuality: Jessie Fauset, W. E. B. Du Bois, and the Problem of Desire

pp. 67-83

Movies, Modernity, and All that Jazz: Langston Hughes’s Montage of a Dream Deferred

pp. 85-96

Out of the Black Past: The Image of the Fugitive Slave in Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past

pp. 97-113

Circling Meaning in Toni Morrison’s Sula

pp. 115-129

“Trying to find a place when the streets don’t go there”: Fatherhood, Family, and American Racial Politics in Toni Morrison’s Love

pp. 131-147

“Belated Impress”: River George and the African American Shell Shock Narrative

pp. 149-166

Duplicities of Power: Amiri Baraka’s and Lorenzo Thomas’s Responses to September 11

pp. 167-180

Ailerons & Elevators

pp. 181-183

Ralph Ellison’s Righteous Riffs: Jazz, Democracy, and the Sacred

pp. 185-206

Mary Turner’s Blues

pp. 207-220

No Name in the South: James Baldwin and the Monuments of Identity

pp. 221-234

What Child Is This?: Closely Reading Collectivity and Queer Childrearing in Lackawanna Blues and Noah’s Arc

pp. 235-253


My Hand, and: Migration Story, and: Percival Road, and: Communion, and: West 148th St. Canvas, and: What to Say, But

pp. 255-257

Night in Limestone Country

p. 258

Hagar's Fever, A Lament, and: Alice Paints the Moon Mad, and: La Tête du Soleil, and: Janie Talkin' In Her Sleep, and: Guitar Soliloquy, and: Celie's Notes: Dear God

pp. 259-265

When There Is a Birth or Regeneration

p. 266


pp. 267-268

The Virgin in the Yard

p. 269

My Mother's Hands, and: We Got That Swing

p. 270


The Monarch across the Street

pp. 271-278

Book Reviews

If We Could Change the World: Young People and America’s Long Struggle for Racial Equality (review)

pp. 279-280

African American Literary Studies: New Texts, New Approaches, New Challenges (review)

pp. 280-283

From Scottsboro to Munich: Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain (review)

pp. 283-285

Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook (review)

pp. 285-286

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: Black Daughter of the Revolution, and: Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington (review)

pp. 286-289

Emmett Till in Literary Memory and Imagination (review)

pp. 289-291

Womanism, Literature, and the Transformation of the Black Community, 1965–1980, and: Parodies of Ownership: Hip-Hop Aesthetics and Intellectual Property Law (review)

pp. 291-295

Charles Johnson in Context (review)

pp. 295-297

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written By Himself: A New Critical Edition (review)

pp. 298-300

Property Rites: The Rhinelander Trial, Passing, and the Protection of Whiteness (review)

pp. 300-301

Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy (review)

pp. 301-304

Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel (review)

pp. 305-306

Street Fam (review)

pp. 306-310

Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings (review)

pp. 311-313

Legba's Crossing: Narratology in the African Atlantic (review)

pp. 313-315

Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance (review)

pp. 315-317

The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (review)

pp. 317-319

Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century (review)

pp. 319-321

Slavery and Sentiment on the American Stage, 1787–1861: Lifting the Veil of Black (review)

pp. 321-322

The American Optic: Psychoanalysis, Critical Race Theory, and Richard Wright (review)

pp. 323-325



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