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Volume 43, Number 1, Spring 2009

Table of Contents

Special Section on Anna Julia Cooper
Guest editor: Shirley Moody-Turner

Preface: Anna Julia Cooper: A Voice beyond the South

pp. 6-9

Black Feminist Studies: The Case of Anna Julia Cooper

pp. 11-15

Writing the Self into Being: Anna Julia Cooper's Textual Politics

pp. 17-34

Gendering Africana Studies: Insights from Anna Julia Cooper

pp. 35-44

"In Service for the Common Good": Anna Julia Cooper and Adult Education

pp. 45-56

A Voice beyond the South: Resituating the Locus of Cultural Representation in the Later Writings of Anna Julia Cooper

pp. 57-67


Living Witness: An Interview with Cyrus Cassells

pp. 69-77

Communion, and: The Pine-Tree Sweetens My Body, and: I'll Take You to Africa

pp. 79-82

"Uncle Tom is Dead!": Wright, Himes, and Ellison Lay a Mask to Rest

pp. 83-98

Punked for Life: Paul Beatty's The White Boy Shuffle and Radical Black Masculinities

pp. 99-116

"Just Enough for the City": Limitations of Space in Baldwin's Another Country

pp. 117-130

Where Confusion Is: Transnationalism in the Fiction of Jessie Redmon Fauset

pp. 131-144



p. 145

Unseen Ancestors

p. 147

Palms Up

p. 149

Before the (Re)showing of Medgar Evers, His Son Sits Alone

p. 151

Octopus Surprise, and: Wrestling the Waves at Brenu Akyinim

pp. 153-155


Shining City

pp. 157-164

The Molestation of Skinny Boys

pp. 165-170


pp. 171-174

Book Reviews

Anna Julia Cooper, Visionary Black Feminist: A Critical Introduction (review)

pp. 175-176

Black Women in New South Literature and Culture (review)

pp. 176-178

Toni Morrison's Beloved: Origins (review)

pp. 178-180

Black Masculinity and the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta (review)

pp. 181-182

The Deepest South: The United States, Brazil, and the African Slave Trade (review)

pp. 183-184

Charles Johnson: The Novelist as Philosopher (review)

pp. 184-186

James Baldwin and Toni Morrison: Comparative Critical and Theoretical Essays (review)

pp. 186-188

The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America (review)

pp. 188-189

In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America (review)

pp. 190-191

Faithful Vision: Treatments of the Sacred, Spiritual, and Supernatural in Twentieth-Century African American Fiction (review)

pp. 192-193

The Definition of Place (review)

pp. 193-195

African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame, and: The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History through Songs, Sermons, and Speech (review)

pp. 195-197

Courting Communities: Black Female Nationalism and "Syncre-Nationalism" in the Nineteenth-Century North (review)

pp. 197-198

Historical Dictionary of African American Theatre (review)

p. 199

Choreographing the Folk: The Dance Stagings of Zora Neale Hurston (review)

pp. 200-201

Ira Aldridge: The African Roscius (review)

pp. 202-203

Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey (review)

pp. 203-204

Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949, and: Blackening of the Bible: The Aims of African American Biblical Scholarship (review)

pp. 205-206

Performing Americanness: Race, Class, and Gender in Modern African-American and Jewish-American Literature (review)

pp. 206-208

American Prophecy: Race and Redemption in American Political Culture (review)

pp. 208-210

Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era (review)

pp. 210-211

Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories (review)

pp. 211-213

Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles (review)

pp. 213-215

Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships across Race (review)

pp. 215-216


pp. 217-218