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The Resource Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America, Micki McElya

Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America, Micki McElya

Label
Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America
Title
Clinging to mammy
Title remainder
the faithful slave in twentieth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Micki McElya
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Micki McElya argues that the figure of the loyal slave has played a powerful role in modern American politics and culture. Loving, hating, pitying or pining for 'mammy' became a way for Americans to make sense of shifting economic, social, and racial realities and some black people's contentment with servitude
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McElya, Micki
Dewey number
306.3/620820973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.M397 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women in popular culture
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • Women slaves
  • Slavery
  • African American women
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in advertising
  • Jemima
  • United States
Label
Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America, Micki McElya
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-304) and index
Contents
Introduction : The faithful slave -- The life of "Aunt Jemima" -- Anxious performances -- The line between mother and mammy -- Monumental power -- The violence of affection -- Confronting the mammy problem -- Epilogue : Recasting the faithful slave
Control code
ocm80019819
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9780674024335
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007001231
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)80019819
Label
Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America, Micki McElya
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-304) and index
Contents
Introduction : The faithful slave -- The life of "Aunt Jemima" -- Anxious performances -- The line between mother and mammy -- Monumental power -- The violence of affection -- Confronting the mammy problem -- Epilogue : Recasting the faithful slave
Control code
ocm80019819
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9780674024335
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007001231
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)80019819

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