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Title A Mixed race : ethnicity in early America / edited by Frank Shuffelton
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 286 pages)
Contents (cont.) Representation of ethnicity among colonial Pennsylvania Germans / William T. Parsons -- Cosmopolitanism and the Anglo-Jewish elite in British America / David S. Shields -- Ethnic humor in early American jest books / Robert Secor -- The gratification of that corrupt and lawless passion: Character types and themes in early New England rape narratives / Daniel Williams -- Phillis Wheatley and the Black American Revolution / Betsy Erkkila -- The heritage of American ethnicity in Crèvecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer / Doreen Alvarez Saar -- Thomas Jefferson: Race, culture, and the failure of anthropological method / Frank Shuffelton
Economies of morality and power: Reading "race" in two colonial contexts / Dana D. Nelson -- "So unstable and like mad men they were": Language and interpretation in American captivity narratives / David R. Sewell -- John William's captivity narrative: A consideration of normative ethnicity / Rosalie Murphy Baum -- The American Indian as humorist in colonial literature / Luise van Keuren -- Red, white, and black: Indian captivities, colonial printers, and the early African-American narrative / John Sekora -- Recapturing John Marrant / Benilde Montgomery
Summary Focusing on the 18th century and colonial American values, this collection of essays explores the subject of ethnicity in the USA. Moving from questions of race and ethnicity to varieties of ethnic representation, it sheds light on the confrontations of ethnically different peoples
Analysis English literature
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American literature -- Minority authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- History and criticism.
Ethnic groups in literature.
Ethnic relations in literature.
Ethnicity -- United States -- History -- 17th century.
Ethnicity -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Shuffelton, Frank, 1940-
LC no. 92043927
ISBN 0195075226 (acid-free paper)
0195075234 (paperback; acid-free paper)
1423764730 (electronic bk.)
9780195075229 (acid-free paper)
9780195075236 (paperback; acid-free paper)
9781423764731 (electronic bk.)