Volume 49, Number 1, Spring 2016

Table of Contents


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At Large

  Intuiting Archive: Notes for a Post-Trauma Poetics

pp. 1-4

Negotiating Identity

  Elizabeth Keckley and Freedom’s Labor

pp. 5-17

  Chronotopes in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

pp. 19-34


  “re: Source”: African Contexts of Nathaniel Mackey’s Ethics

pp. 35-52

  W. E. B. Du Bois Looks at the Future from Beyond the Grave

pp. 53-57

  A. D. 2150

pp. 55-57



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  Garvey’s Return

p. 60

  An Abridged History of American Violence

p. 61

Book Reviews

  Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South by Charles L. Hughes (review)

pp. 63-65

  All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin by Douglas Field (review)

pp. 65-66

  Martin Luther King Jr., Heroism, and African American Literature by Trudier Harris (review)

pp. 66-68

  Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim by Justin Gifford (review)

pp. 68-69

  Writing Reconstruction: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the Postwar South by Sharon Kennedy-Nolle (review)

pp. 69-71


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