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Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-217) and index.
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Introduction: Political fictions Ticking, not talking: Timekeeping in early African American literature "Temporal damage": Pragmatism and Plessy in African American novels, 1896-1902 "The death of the last black man": Repetition, lynching, and capital punishment in twentieth-century African American literature "Seize the time!" Strategic presentism in the black arts movement Being black there: Contemporary African American detective fiction Conclusion: Political truths.