American Literatures Initiative

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  1. Contemporary Arab-American Literature
    The last couple of decades have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature across multiple genres. Yet, increased interest in this literature is ironically paralleled by a prevalent bias against Arabs and Muslims that... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2014
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  2. In the Spirit of a New People
    Reexamining the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, In the Spirit of a New People brings to light new insights about social activism in the twentieth-century and new lessons for progressive politics in the twenty-first.... Learn More
    Published: 4th November 2013
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  3. Unbecoming Blackness
    In Unbecoming Blackness, Antonio López uncovers an important, otherwise unrecognized century-long archive of literature and performance that reveals Cuban America as a space of overlapping Cuban and African diasporic experiences.López... Learn More
    Published: 26th November 2012
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  4. Chicano Nations
    Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Chicano Nations argues that the transnationalism that is central to Chicano identity originated in the global, postcolonial moment at the turn of the nineteenth century rather... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2011
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  5. Interracial Encounters
    2013 Honorable Mention, Asian American Studies Association's prize in Literary Studies Part of the American Literatures Initiative SeriesWhy do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2011
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  6. Empire’s Proxy
    In the late nineteenth century, American teachers descended on the Philippines, which had been newly purchased by the U.S. at the end of the Spanish-American War. Motivated by President McKinley’s project of “benevolent assimilation,”... Learn More
    Published: 11th April 2011
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