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Author Berg, Allison, 1963-

Title Mothering the race : women's narratives of reproduction, 1890-1930 / Allison Berg.

Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2002.

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 Moore Stacks  HQ759 .B459 2002    Available  ---
Description x, 186 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-173) and index.
Contents Maternal metaphors : articulating gender, race, and nation at the turn of the century -- Reconstructing motherhood : Pauline Hopkins's Contending forces and the rhetoric of racial uplift -- The romance "plot" : reproducing silence, reinscribing race in The awakening and Summer -- Hard labor : Edith Summers Kelley's Weeds and the language of eugenics -- Fatal contractions : Nella Larsen's Quicksand and the new Negro mother -- Epilogue: representing motherhood at century's end.
Subject Motherhood -- United States -- History.
Racism -- United States -- History.
Motherhood in literature.
Fertility in literature.
ISBN 025202690X (cloth)