Literature, Race, and Ethnicity Contesting American Identities

ISBN-10: 0321011627

ISBN-13: 9780321011626

Edition: 2002

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Description: Literature, Race and Ethnicity is a text-anthology of American literature organized around issues of race and ethnicity. Including writings by both white Americans and ethnic and racial minorities, this text presents a multicultural approach to the ways in which problems of race and ethnicity have been articulated, suffered, voided, or transcended by citizens of racial and ethnic-immigrant minority groups. Providing a broad cross-section of writers from many racial and ethnic communities, Literature, Race, and Ethnicity presents racial and ethnic identities in the context of group struggles for political and economic rights and personal, social, and psychological development. The text goes beyond the celebration of ethnic difference to explore some of the conflicts that have occurred, and still occur, in the United States, around issues of race and ethnicity.

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List price: $107.40
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 7/5/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.17" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Concept of This Book
Framing the People: Definitions and Contestations
Introduction to Part I
Values: Invitations and Exclusions
The Declaration of Independence
from Notes on the State of Virginia
Letter III from Letters from an American Farmer
from The Immigration Act of 1790
"Advice to Such As Would Remove to America"
Slave Auction Notice
"The Slave Auction"
Independence Day Speech
The Emancipation Proclamation
from Indian Removal Act of 1837
1805 Oration of Red Jacket
from "The School Days of an Indian Girl"
Immigrants and Attitudes
"Anti-Negro Mob Violence in the North, 1862-63"
from Der Auswanderer Nach America
"No Irish Need Apply" Sign and Song
Songs from Gold Mountain
from China Men
"In the Land of the Free"
from How the Other Half Lives
"A Ghetto Wedding"
from The American Scene
from The Soul of an Immigrant
from Lost in Translation: Life in a New Language
"Indian Movie, New Jersey"
Citizens by Conquest
from The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
from Speech, January 4th, 1848
from The Squatter and the Don
A Corrido: "The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez"
"Immigrants"
Song Lyric: "America" from West Side Story
"Bitter Sugar: Why Puerto Ricans Leave Home"
"To the Person Sitting in Darkness"
"Immigration Blues"
Actions of Memory: Making Ethnic and Racial Identities
Introduction to Part II
Memory and History
"Runagate, Runagate"
from The Drinking Gourd
"Of Our Spiritual Strivings"
The Dance and the Railroad
"Incident"
Civil Rights Photography
"Soul Make a Path Through Shouting"
Saturday Evening Post cover: "The Problem We All Live With"
Executive Order 9066
"The Legend of Miss Sasagawara"
from Farewell to Manzanar
"Something Whispered in the Shakuhachi"
"Poema para los Californios Muertos"
Los Vendidos
Resentments and Nostalgias
Aunt Jemima Advertisement
from Like One of the Family
"Son in the Afternoon"
Cigar Store Indian Statue
"Sure You Can Ask Me a Personal Question"
"Where I Come From Is Like This"
"The Man to Send Rain Clouds"
"The Odyssey of a Wop"
"Whites Without Money"
"The English Lesson"
"Kicking the Habit"
"English con Salsa"
English-Only Campaign
Transition and Transcendence: Connecting Past and Future
Painting: "Subway Riders"
"For Dimes and Quarters"
from "Split at the Root: An Essay on Jewish Identity"
"To Da-duh, In Memoriam"
"The Bingo Van"
"Remember"
Foghorn
"Imagine the Angels of Bread"
"In Search of Epifano"
Reconstitut(ion)ing the Nation: Problems and Solutions
Introduction to Part III
Desires and Identities
Minstrelsy Music Cover
"Sympathy"
"What's in a Name?"
"High on the Hog"
An Interview with Frank Chin
"Japanese Hamlet"
"Saying Yes"
"Grandmother"
Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
"Report from El Dorado"
"Dear Phil Donahue"
An Interview with Peggy Terry
"The Unexamined"
"Black Tuesday"
"A Drug Called Tradition"
"A Father"
"Legacy II"
Mixed Relations
Antimiscegenation Laws
"Dry September"
"The Exotic Enemy"
"Nigger-Reecan Blues"
"Cross"
"Secrets and Anger"
"If I Am Too Brown or Too White for You"
Toward the Multiculture
Painting: "Tropical Daydream"
"Our America"
"Homesick"
"Can the United States Assimilate the Wave of New Immigrants?"
"America: The Multinational Society"
"Guess Who's Coming to Seder"
"Crossover King"
"AmeRican"
from "The Heart of Whiteness"
Bibliography
Writing about Literature and Culture
Credits
Index of Authors and Titles
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