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Jennifer C. James's A Freedom Bought with Blood: African American War Literature PDF

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By Jennifer C. James

within the first finished examine of African American struggle literature, Jennifer James analyzes fiction, poetry, autobiography, and histories in regards to the significant wars waged ahead of the desegregation of the U.S. army in 1948. interpreting literature in regards to the Civil conflict, the Spanish-American Wars, international warfare I, and international warfare II, James introduces more than a few infrequent and understudied texts by means of writers reminiscent of Victor Daly, F. provide Gilmore, William Gardner Smith, and Susie King Taylor. She argues that works by means of those in addition to canonical writers resembling William Wells Brown, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Gwendolyn Brooks mark a particular contribution to African American letters.

In developing African American struggle literature as a long-standing literary style in its personal correct, James additionally considers the ways that this writing, founded because it is on moments of nationwide hindrance, advanced debates approximately black id and African americans' claims to citizenship. In a provocative overview, James argues that the very ambivalence over using violence as a political tool defines African American battle writing and creates a compelling, contradictory physique of literature that defies effortless summary.

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