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The Literature of Immigration and Racial Formation : Becoming White, Becoming Other, Becoming American in the Late Progressive Era - Linda Joyce Brown

The Literature of Immigration and Racial Formation

Becoming White, Becoming Other, Becoming American in the Late Progressive Era

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This work examines early twentieth-century literature about women immigrants in order to reveal the differing ways that American racial categories and identities, particularly that of whiteness, were textually and socially constructed at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preface: Questioning Race, Questioning Whitenessp. xi
Introduction: Race, Whiteness, and Women Immigrantsp. 1
Coming Into Whiteness: Mary Antin's Claim to Assimilationp. 29
"Why couldn't we have been either one thing or the other?" Monolithic Identity and Ethnic Construction in the Fiction and Autobiography of Sui Sin Farp. 57
"This hideous little pickaninny" and the Formation of Bohemian Whiteness: Race, Cultural Pluralism, and Willa Cather's My Antoniap. 81
Epilogue: The Legacy of Progressive Era Racial Formation and the Re-Racialization of Immigrant Bodiesp. 105
Notesp. 113
Works Citedp. 123
Indexp. 131
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ISBN: 9780415949316
ISBN-10: 0415949319
Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 24th June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.36  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1