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How the Streets Were MadeHousing Segregation and Black Life in America$
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Yelena Bailey

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469660592

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660592.001.0001

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From The Street to the Streets

From The Street to the Streets

Black Literary Production and Urban Space

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(p.76) Chapter Three From The Street to the Streets
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How the Streets Were Made
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Yelena Bailey

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660592.003.0004

Chapter 3 examines how Black authors have depicted the streets in their writing and challenged anti-Black narratives associated with urban space. This chapter provides an in-depth analysis Ann Petry’s The Street, James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me. Despite being spread across decades, these authors’ share narrative through lines about the streets.

Keywords:   Black authors, Anti-Black narratives, Urban space, Ann Petry, The Street, James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me, Streets

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