The Shadow and Glare as Constructing “Creole” : The Grandissimes by George Washington Cable
Ledesma, Angel Jose
George Washington Cable’s The Grandissimes contains critiques concerning the construction and treatment of Blackness throughout 19th century New Orleans as Louisiana was integrated into the United States. One of the ways Cable presents his criticism is through the two phrases that represent the condition of Blackness in the novel: “the shadow of the Ethiopian” and the “glare of the white man.” The author’s analysis of the text is complemented by six weeks in New Orleans and original research at the Cable archives at Tulane University, The Historic New Orleans Collection, the Amistad Research Center, and the New Orleans Public Library City Archives and Special Collections.
xiii, 76 p.
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