From the Plantation to the Prison : African American Confinement Literature

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-30
  • Publisher: Mercer Univ Pr
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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Introductionp. 1
Identifying the Boundaries of Confinementp. 9
Writing from No Man's Land: The Black Man's Quest for Freedom from behind the Wallsp. 11
Lessons before Dying: The Contemporary Confined Character-in-Processp. 32
Mind-Blown: Possibility and Trauma in Native Sonp. 58
Confined Spaces and Placesp. 81
Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson before Dying: Freedom in Confined Spacesp. 83
Doing Time in/as "The Monster": Abject Identity in African-American Prison Literaturep. 118
Faith's Fickle Covenant: African-American Captivity Narratives from the Vietnam Warp. 154
Contributorsp. 179
Indexp. 181
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