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The Black Presence in American Literature

A study of 19th- and 20th-century literary texts by black and white writers who write with a significant consciousness of black people in American society, and of how blacks and "blackness" are used to illuminate whites and to conceptualize "whiteness" and its ideology. Authors may include Melville, Twain, Chopin, Mitchell, Faulkner, Ellison, Wright, Baldwin, Brooks, and Morrison.

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