Tony Tanner, 23 September 1993
Show More Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices by Shelley Fishkin.
Oxford, 270 pp., £17.50, June 1993, 0 19 508214 1Show More
Black Legacy: America’s Hidden Heritage by William Piersen.
Massachusetts, 264 pp., £36, August 1993, 9780870238543Show More
Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism by Kenneth Warren.
Chicago, 178 pp., £21.95, August 1993, 0 226 87384 6Show More
“... It was so for every white Southern child. The evidence for this is copious. Both Fishkin and Piersen give examples; and one will do here, from W.J. Cash’s famous The Mind of the South: ‘in this society ... in which nearly the whole body of whites, young and old, had constantly before their eyes the example, had constantly in their ears the accent of ...”