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Nellie Brown; Or the Jealous Wife, with Other Sketches Detter, Thomas                           1 of 1

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0548458839
ISBN-13: 9780548458839
Sku: 206516701
Publish Date: 11/19/2007
Pages:  164
Age Range:  NA
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"The rediscovery of Thomas Detter's "Nellie Brown, or The Jealous Wife, with Other Sketches," published in 1871, could be to contemporary American Studies what the discovery of gold was to the development of the American West."--from the introduction by Frances Smith Foster. This collection includes a novella, two short stories, and six essays. The title story, the first novel written by an African American in the West, takes place in Virginia and addresses adultery and divorce, subjects considered radical and risque at that time. Equally provocative are the "Other Sketches." These include two short stories: "The Octoroon Slave of Cuba," an alternative to "tragic mulatto" fiction, and "Uncle Joe," an African-American folktale. The six personal essays, including "My Trip to Baltimore" and "Give the Negro a Chance," are as compelling now as they were then in depicting the West after Reconstruction.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0164
Product attributePublisher:   Kessinger Publishing
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