Race The History of an Idea in America

ISBN-10: 0195097785

ISBN-13: 9780195097788

Edition: 2nd 1997

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When Tom Gossett's Race: The History of an Idea in America appeared more than a generation ago, it explored the impact of race theory on literature in a way that anticipated the entire current scholarly discourse on the subject. Though it has gone out of print, it has never been rendered obsolete. Its reprinting is a boon to younger scholars in particular who are unfamiliar with its rich presentation of fact and its clear, efficient analysis, from which so much later theorizing has developed. With a new afterword by and about the author, and an introduction by series editors Arnold Rampersad and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, this edition should find a wide readership among young scholars and students working in African-American, literary, and cultural studies.
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/14/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650

Shelley Fisher Fishkin received her B.A. from Yale College. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale University. She taught American Studies and English at the University of Texas from 1985 to 2003, and was Chair of the Department of American Studies. Since 2003 she has been a professor at the English Department of Stanford University. She has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, was a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Japan and was the winner of a Harry H. Ransom Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Texas. Much of her work is focused on Mark Twain but she has also published works on writers such as Frederick Douglass and Theodore Dreiser. Her research interests have lead her to focus on the influence of African American voices on American literature. Dr. Fishkin is the author, editor or co-editor of over forty books and has published over eighty articles and reviews. Her book Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices was selected as an "Outstanding Academic Book" by Choice in 1993.

Early Race Theories
England's American Colonies and Race Theories
Eighteenth-Century Anthropology
Nineteenth-Century Anthropology
The Teutonic Origins Theory
The Study of Language and Literature
Race and Social Darwinism
The Social Gospel and Race
Literary Naturalism and Race
The Indian in the Nineteenth Century
The Status of the Negro: 1865-1915
Anti-Immigration Agitation: 1865-1915
Imperialism and the Anglo-Saxon
World War I and Racism
Racism in the 1920s
The Scientific Revolt Against Racism
The Battle Against Prejudice
Notes
Bibliographic Essay
Index
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