Black masculinity and the frontier myth in American literature

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Black masculinity and the frontier myth in American literature

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Folowing his discussion of the frontier in the American West, Johnson explores how writers invent new frontiers by mythologizing or reimagining various locations, such as Paris in the 1960s or the African continent. Johnson also addresses efforts by black authors to develop a frontier identity that transcends the gaps between the cultures of Africa and the mainstream culture of the United States.

ISBN

978-0806134147

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

University of Oklahoma Press

City

Norman

Keywords

African American authors, African American pioneers, pioneer, masculinity, western

Disciplines

American Literature

Black masculinity and the frontier myth in American literature

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