"A well realized book. Grounding his argument in a detailed description of the contexts influencing turn of the century African American literature, Felipe Smith demonstrates quite clearly how particular gender images emerge in association with specific social, political, and economic pressures."
—Craig H. Werner, author of Playing the Changes: From Afro-Modernism to the Jazz Impulse
"An ambitious and thorough examination of race politics and society as reflected in African American literature."
—Negro History Bulletin