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ISBN10: 0807858072 ISBN13: 9780807858073 DDC: 820.9/358 LCC: PS153 Edition: (pbk. : alk. paper)


Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-309) and index. Introduction. Sable Hands and National Arms: Theorizing the African American Literature of War -- 1. Civil War Wounds: William Wells Brown, Violence, and the Domestic Narrative -- 2. Fighting Fire with Fire: Frances Harper, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and the Post-Civil War Reconciliation Narrative -- 3. Not Men Alone: Susie King Taylor's Reminiscences of My Life in Camp and Masculine Self-Fashioning -- 4. Imagining Mobility: Turn-of-the-Century Empire, Technology, and Black Imperial Citizenship -- 5. Innocence, Complicity, Consent: Black Men, White Women, and Worlds of Wars -- 6. Diaspora and Dissent: World War I, Claude McKay, and Home to Harlem -- 7. If We Come Out Standing Up: Gwendolyn Brooks, World War II, and the Politics of Rehabilitation -- Conclusion. Let This Dying Be for Something: And Then We Heard the Thunder and the Military Neoslave Narrative.


  • LCC: PS153
  • Dewey Decimal: 820.9/358

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition Info: (pbk. : alk. paper)


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