Pauline Hopkins and the American dream [electronic resource] : an African American writer's (re)visionary gospel of success / Alisha R. Knight.
- 1st ed.
- Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c2012.
1 online resource (145 p.)
- American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
African American women authors -- Intellectual life.
Hopkins, Pauline E. (Pauline Elizabeth) -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Electronic books.
- Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins was perhaps the most prolific black female writer of her time. Between 1900 and 1904, writing mainly for Colored American Magazine, she published four novels, at least seven short stories, and numerous articles that often addressed the injustices and challenges facing African Americans in post-Civil War America. In Pauline Hopkins and the American Dream, Alisha Knight provides the first full-length critical analysis of Hopkins's work. Scholars have frequently situated Hopkins within the domestic, sentimental tradition of nineteenth-ce
- "To aid in everyway possible in uplifting the colored people of America": Hopkins's definition of African American success
Furnace blasts for the tuskegee wizard and the talented tenth: Hopkins and her contemporary self-made men
"Mammon leads them on": Hopkins's critique of the gospel of success
"In the lives of these women are seen signs of progress": Hopkins's race woman and the gospel of success
Conclusion: "Let the good work go on".
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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