Thompson, Gordon E. E.

Dr. Gordon E. Thompson is an assistant professor of English at City College of New York/CUNY and is director of the Black Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale.

THE ASSIMILATIONIST IMPULSE IN FOUR AFRICAN AMERICAN NARRATIVES: Frederick Douglass, James Weldon Johnson, Richard Wright, and Leroi Jones
2011 0-7734-1555-6
Author takes on a dynamic subject: the quest to analyze themes of assimilation on the part of African-American protagonists and the influence of white women in this area. The work reveals a quest for ideological plentitude all constructed upon the portal of assimilation catalyzed by significant encounters with white women. The work examines black authored texts that show the seminal bi-racial encounters often reflected in American and African-American texts.

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