Thomas Nelson Page


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United States diplomat and writer about the Old South (1853-1922)

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Keith Byerman notes that there exist "deep ambiguities in ['Marse Chan,' which is] so often taken as the quintessential text of the plantation tradition" ("Black Voices, White Stories: An Intertextual Analysis of Thomas Nelson Page and Charles Waddell Chesmutt," North Carolina Literary Review, 8 [1999], 98-105).
By revealing that black authors could write "Negro," Dunbar unmasked the racist stereotype of the African American perpetrated by white authors such as Thomas Nelson Page.
IT WOULD SEEM THAT THOMAS NELSON PAGE (1853-1922) and Amelie Louise Rives (1863-1945) had much in common.
A biography, Thomas Nelson Page, was published in 1923 by Rosewell Page.
Enlarging on Charles Chesnutt's critique of a utopian South, Toomer offers a much more accurate and complex view than that of Reconstruction writers Thomas Nelson Page and Joel Chandler Harris, by rendering not only the beauty of the land but also the brutality of the culture.
AMONG THE PAGE FAMILY PAPERS, recently acquired by the Virginia Historical Society, is a letter from Thomas Nelson Page (1853-1922) to his wife of only two years, Anne Seddon Bruce Page (1867-1888), in which he describes his first meeting with Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908).
The poet's predecessors in the use of African-American dialect were white writers, such as Irwin Russell, Stephen Collins Foster, Joel Chandler Harris, and Thomas Nelson Page, but they were unable to portray African-American life with Dunbar's personal insights.
In an 1898 interview from the New York Commercial he reveals an equally surprising appreciation for Joel Chandler Harris, among others, along with a not so surprising disrespect for Thomas Nelson Page.
But Julius's telling of this tale, which begins in the form of a nostalgic plantation tale like those of Joel Chandler Harris or Thomas Nelson Page, performs a Bakerian deformation of mastery in a number of ways.
Though the tragic mulatto stereotype evolved, as Sterling Brown explained in his influential 1933 essay on the "Negro Character as Seen by White Authors," from the work of antislavery writers who sought to create "near white" enslaved characters with whom a white audience might sympathize (170), the figure was later exploited by the "Negrophobia" writers of the 1890s, most famously Thomas Nelson Page and Thomas Dixon, both of whom stressed theories of atavistic violence and animalism.
For instance, Thomas Nelson Page set forth in a 1904 article that, notwithstanding the Tribune's statistics, the cause for lynching was the unprintable activities of black beasts: "The death of the victim of the ravisher was generally the least of the attendant horrors.