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Each Hour RedeemTime and Justice in African American Literature$
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Daylanne K. English

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816679898

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.001.0001

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Political Fictions

Political Fictions

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(p.1) Introduction Political Fictions
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Each Hour Redeem
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Daylanne K. English

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.003.0001

The introduction establishes my analytic categories, vocabulary (especially strategic anachronism and strategic presentism) and central arguments by focusing on very different texts in a transhistorical “case-study” approach. Texts include: Sojourner Truth’s 1850 Narrative, Angelina Weld Grimké’s 1916 anti-lynching play Rachel, and Walter Mosley’s 2006 nonfiction book, Life Out of Context.

Keywords:   African American literature, Time, Timekeeping, Strategic anachronism, Strategic presentism, Citizenship, Justice, Political fictions, Legal history, Pragmatism

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