restricted access   Volume 51, Number 1, Spring 2018

Table of Contents

Forgotten Manuscripts

William Wells Brown’s Miralda and the Missing Issue No. 72 of the Weekly Anglo-African

pp. 1-5


“Razed to the Knees”: The Anti-Heroic Body in James McCune Smith’s “The Heads of Colored People”

pp. 7-21

Albert Murray’s The Spyglass Tree and the 1923 Armed Defense of Tuskegee Institute

pp. 23-36

To Counter a Mockingbird: Black Sacrifice, White Heroism, and Racial Innocence in William Melvin Kelley’s A Different Drummer

pp. 37-54



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I Walked in Search of Rain, and: Space to Trade with Shadows

p. 56

A Window Sheathed By Cobwebs, and: Self-Portrait as an Empty Room, and: For Broken Clouds

pp. 57-58

Book Reviews

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–1985: A Sourcebook ed. by Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley (review)

pp. 59-61

Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston by Jared Ross Hardesty (review)

pp. 61-62

Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature by Daniel Hack (review)

pp. 62-66

The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery by Micki McElya (review)

pp. 66-68

In Search of Annie Drew: Jamaica Kincaid’s Mother and Muse by Daryl Cumber Dance (review)

pp. 68-71

Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File by John Edgar Wideman (review)

pp. 71-74

Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2013 ed. by Jay Watson and James G. Thomas, Jr. (review)

pp. 74-76

The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics by Louis Chude-Sokei (review)

pp. 76-78


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