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Abstract

My methodology was an interpretative approach largely using qualitative measures which consist of a close examination of materials that highlight the social and historical impact of American slavery. I have presented a holistic understanding of the effects of slavery on America through analysis of Beloved, one of the most prolific neo-slavery narratives. I specifically focused on how Morison molds the bodies of her characters to expose the chronic injury that slavery inflicted on American society. In support of my interpretation, I searched for the meaningful impact of slavery within correlating scholarly journals that investigate or are in conversation with Morrison's work.

Presentation Date

2019

Faculty Advisor

Tait, Althea, PHD

Event

McNair Summer Research Conference

Keywords

McNair Summer 2019

The Black Body and American Wounds

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