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Explorations in Ethnic Studies
The foregoing essay by James Robert Payne describes two important pieces of Afroamerican literature and places them within their historical context. Payne offers a tantalizing account of those examples of late nineteenth and early twentieth century black nationalist writing; he fails, however, to explain their historical significance in terms of black nationalist thought around the turn of the century.
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