Race Gender and Repossession in Walker’s Jubilee: A Historical Novel

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Dr. V. K. Saravanan, E. Sripriya


Margaret Walker’s Jubilee, the precursor of a wave of neo-enslaved tales and African-American historical fictions, is the subject of this essay, which aims to provide light on its evolution. Revisionist movements in African-American history were spurred by the advent of Walker’s book in the 1930s, despite most reviewers’ implicit linkage to this period. It is a significant stage in African American historical mitigate in Jubilee by Margaret Walker. The tales of the slaves, which Walker reshapes to produce a new style of representation that would only become prevalent in the sixties, are based on feature traditions. New historical studies and novels on slavery written after 1965, like Walker’s work, focus on the agency of the slaves; describe their community- and culture-building activities; display modes of resistance; and question the myths and stereotypes that have been spread in Anglo American depictions of the enslaved. Walker’s view of history has influenced a generation of African-American authors. 

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