Race in "Iola Leroy"
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This paper analyzes the thematic elements of Frances Harper's novel "Iola Leroy" in terms of issues of slavery, race, and responsibility. The paper explores the meaning of race as a locus of identity and explains the concept of "passing."
From the Paper:"Literary critic James Christensen suggests that among the central themes to be found in Frances Harper's novel "Iola Leroy" or "Shadows Uplifted" are questions regarding the meaning of race as a locus of identity, slavery and its effects and the construction of personal responsibility. The title character in Harper's novel "Iola Leroy" breaks into peals of hysterical laughter upon learning when her white Southern father dies that her mother was African-American and her mother, Marie, a nervous mulatta as described..."
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