Publisher description for Black and white strangers : race and American literary realism / Kenneth W. Warren.


Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog


Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding.


Counter
In a major contribution to the study of race in American literature, Kenneth W. Warren argues that late-nineteenth-century literary realism was shaped by and in turn helped to shape post-Civil War racial politics. Taking up a variety of novelists, including Henry James and William Dean Howells, he shows that even works not directly concerned with race were instrumental in the return after reconstruction to a racially segregated society.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: American fiction 19th century History and criticism, African Americans in literature, American fiction 20th century History and criticism, James, Henry, 1843-1916 Political and social views, Literature and society United States History, Race relations in literature, Realism in literature, Whites in literature