Covers, Titles, and Tables: The Formations of American Literary Canons

CONTENTS
xiii Preface
LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY:
1865-1910
7 Publishing and Writing
14 Circumstances and Literary Achievements of Women
18 Circumstances and Literary Achievements of African Americans
22 Circumstances and Literals Achievements of Native Americans
24 Circumstances and Literary Achievements of Mexican Americans
26 Circumstances and Literary Achievements of Asian Americans
29 Immigration, Urban Conditions, and Reform
Nation, Regions, Borders
African American Folktales
39 Animal Tales
39 When Brer Deer and Brer Terrapin Runned a Race
40 Why Mr. Dog Runs Brer Rabbit
41 How Sandy Got His Meat
43 Who Ate Up the Butter?
45 Fox and Rabbit in the Well
45 The Signifying Monkey
47 Memories of Slavery
47 Malitis
48 The Flying Africans
49 Conjure Stories
49 Two Tales from Eatonville, Florida
51 John and Old Marster
51 Master Disguised
51 The Diviner
52 Massa and the Bear
52 Baby in the Crib
53 John Steals a Pig and a Sheep
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1829-2004

Dr. Kenneth Roemer
University of Texas at Arlington

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