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

Author: Micki McElya
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
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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.
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McElya, Micki, 1972-
Clinging to mammy.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607896378
Online version:
McElya, Micki, 1972-
Clinging to mammy.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608376475
Named Person: Jemima, Aunt.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Micki McElya
ISBN: 9780674024335 0674024338
OCLC Number: 80019819
Description: 322 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Micki McElya.

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Contains stories of faithful slaves that expose the power and reach of the myth, not only in advertising, films, and literature about the South, but also in national monument proposals, child custody  Read more...
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McElya shows vividly how "mammy" serves as a perfect archetype for analyzing cultural politics of race and gender, and how they changed. She gives us parlor theatrics, courtroom drama, legislative Read more...

 
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