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Al di là della linea del colore? La creazione dell’identità nell’autobiografia di Nat Love

The autobiography (1907) of Nat Love (1854-1921), slave, cowboy and Pullman porter, is one of the rare cases in AfricanAmerican literature where the color line problem is not present; Love’s focus is on patriotism and the image of a high achiever. Through two interpretative prisms, one referring to Walt Whitman, the other to  Frederick Jackson Turner’s “Frontier thesis”, the article focuses on the construction of Love’s identity and his strict relationship to patriotism. The article then reads Love as a follower of Booker T. Washington’s thinking, and lastly, analyzes Love’s view on slavery and his use of racist tropes.

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Autori: 
Daniele Curci
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Il teatro contemporaneo negli Stati Uniti
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