Black portraiture in American fiction; stock characters, archetypes, and individuals. Catherine Juanita Starke.
- New York, Basic Books, Inc., Publishers, 
viii, 280 pages 22 cm
- African Americans in literature
American fiction -- History and criticism.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- 1. Contexts. Cultural Attitudes: Northern and Southern; Role of Blacks in Society; Aesthetic Symbols of Culture and Personality
2. Stock Characters. Accommodative Slaves; Counter Images; Free Slaves; Brutes; Buffoons; Contemporary Figures
3. Archetypal Patterns. Mulattoes; Sacrifice Symbols; Mammies; Primitives; Alter-Ego Symbols
4. Black Individuals. Early and Transitional Figures; Youthful Males in Search of Self; Token Blacks; Black Avengers
5. Conclusions and Implications.
- "Jacket design by Loretta Li."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-269) and index.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained with ms. annotation.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
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