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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
This is another reprint of Marion Wilson Starling's breakthrough study of the slave narrative, which she undertook for her Ph.D. dissertation at New York University in 1946 under the advisorship of Oscar Cargill. During the 1960s and 1970s when slave autobiography became a serious critical endeavor, many scholars referred to Starling's thorough historical and literary research; however, her dissertation was not published until 1981. Then, Starling's work became more readily available, and now the paperback edition allows this well-deserved book to reach a wider audience.
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