Minority Reports

Identity and Social Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

  • Authors
  • Michael Borgstrom

Part of the The Future of Minority Studies book series (FMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Michael Borgstrom
    Pages 1-18
  3. Michael Borgstrom
    Pages 19-35
  4. Michael Borgstrom
    Pages 75-92
  5. Michael Borgstrom
    Pages 93-108
  6. Michael Borgstrom
    Pages 109-115
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 117-183

About this book


Through close readings of texts by African American and women authors, Minority Reports offers a theoretical defense of the use of identity categories in American studies by examining how early American literature not only responds to the social stratification of the nineteenth century but also challenges modern historical conceptions of this era.


America American studies Amerikanische Literatur identity women

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