Racial myths and masculinity in African American literature /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Leak, Jeffrey B., 1968-
Format: Book
Published: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [2005]
Edition:1st ed.
Table of Contents:
  • A crisis in the male spirit : slavery, masculinity, and the myth of Black inferiority in Charles Johnson's Oxherding tale and Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass
  • A conflict between the ideological and the biological : the myth of Black sexual prowess in Brent Wade's Company man and Ralph Ellison's Invisible man
  • I want him to be a man : incarceration and the myth of Black criminality in Ernest J. Gaines's A lesson before dying and Richard Wright's Native son
  • It's time you learned the truth about a few things : masculinity and the myth of cultural depravation in David Bradley's The Chaneysville incident and Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon.