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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

(p.1) Introduction Political Fictions
Each Hour Redeem

Daylanne K. English

University of Minnesota Press

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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