By Suzan-Lori Parks
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Dana Nelson presents a examine of the ways that Anglo-American authors developed "race" of their works from the time of the 1st British colonists during the interval of the Civil battle. She makes a speciality of a few 11 texts, starting from widely-known to little-considered, that care for the relatives between local, African, and Anglo-Americans, and locations her readings within the historic, social, and fabric contexts of an evolving U.
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