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Published by Duke University Press in Durham, NC .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • American literature -- History and criticism.,
  • Passing (Identity) in literature.,
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature.,
  • Gender identity in literature.,
  • African Americans -- Race identity.,
  • Racially mixed people in literature.,
  • African Americans in literature.,
  • Group identity in literature.,
  • United States -- Civilization.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-284) and index.

Statementedited by Elaine K. Ginsberg.
SeriesNew Americanists
ContributionsGinsberg, Elaine K., 1936-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS169.P35 P37 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 298 p. :
Number of Pages298
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL803627M
ISBN 100822317559, 0822317648
LC Control Number95040106

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