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Author Chiles, Katy L.

Title Transformable race : surprising metamorphoses in the literature of early America / Katy L. Chiles
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 315 pages)
Contents Introduction: surprising metamorphoses -- Becoming colored in Occom and Wheatley's early America -- To make Samson Occom "so" -- "To make a poet black" -- The political bodies of Benjamin Franklin and Hendrick Aupaumut -- You are what you eat; or, Franklin's practice makes (almost) perfect -- Hendrick Aupaumut's own color -- Transforming into natives: Crèvecoeur, Marrant, and Brown on becoming Indian -- Passing as, transforming into Crèvecoeur's American race -- John Marrant becoming Cherokee -- Edgar Huntly's unsettling transformation -- Doubting transformable race: -- Equiano, Brackenridge, and the textuality of natural history -- To quote and to question: Olaudah Equiano's provocative ends -- Brackenridge and the limits of writing natural history -- Epilogue: interiorizing racial metamorphosis: -- The Algerine captive's language of sympathy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject American literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Blacks -- Race identity -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Human skin color in literature.
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity -- History -- 18th century
Race awareness in literature.
Race in literature.
Race relations in literature.
Whites -- Race identity -- United States -- History -- 18th century
American literature.
Blacks -- Race identity.
Human skin color in literature.
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Race awareness in literature.
Race in literature.
Race relations in literature.
Whites -- Race identity.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199313512
9780199313518