Contemporary Hemispheric Representations of Gender and Race in the Americas
use evidence from Conde,1, Tituba and Morrison, Mercy, develop an original and well-organized answer that shows your critical understanding of the texts.
In a 1974 essay titled,Behind the Making of The Black Book,Toni Morrison writes: Historians must necessarily speak in generalities and must examine recorded sources: statistics on income earned, books activists and leaders, dates, etc… They habitually leave out life lived by everyday people. History for them is what great men have done, But artists dont have any such limitation, and as the truest of historians they are obligated not to. (37) Morrison and Conde seem to be interested in marking history come alive in her fiction. Discuss the representations of Early America in A Mercy and 1, Tituba. Specifically, what do novels reveal that history books and other narratives might have overlooked? What is the effect of rewriting History in these novels? What kind of judgment and conclusions do the novels pass on history fiction? Why rewriting the history of the settlement and Colonization of America in the 21th century?