Book Discussion on The Tragic Black Buck

Mr. Van Thompson talked about his book The Tragic Black Buck: Racial Masquerading in the American Literary Imagination, published by… read more

Mr. Van Thompson talked about his book The Tragic Black Buck: Racial Masquerading in the American Literary Imagination, published by Peter Lang Publishing. He explored the ways African-American men have “passed” for white men in American literature. He discussed the potential that this literary theme is more common than many realize, and argued that perhaps even Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is an example of this phenomenon. Mr. Van Thompson responded to audience questions. close

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Book Discussion on The Tragic Black Buck

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183570-1
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Sep 19, 2004
Last Aired:
Jan 10, 2005

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  • Sep 19, 2004 | 11:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 10, 2005 | 3:13am EST | C-SPAN 2
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