By John Ernest
Ernest revisits the paintings of nineteenth-century writers and activists resembling Henry "Box" Brown, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Wilson, William Wells Brown, and Sojourner fact, demonstrating that their suggestions of justice have been way more radical than these imagined by way of such a lot white sympathizers. He sheds mild at the strategy of interpreting, publishing, learning, and historicizing this paintings in the course of the 20th century. looking forward to the way forward for the sector, Ernest bargains new ideas of justice that furnish fragmented histories, partial recoveries, and still-unprinted texts an analogous worth as canonized works. His suggestion is either a traditionally trained critique of the sector and an invigorating problem to provide and destiny scholars.
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Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History by John Ernest