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Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left

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Given the span of time in which the stories were written, the authors see them as a "bridge" between the Popular Front and the Black Arts and black feminist movements. In comparing Petry's fictional domestics with her journalism, Peterson shows how the domestic characters suffer for lack of a supporting network (e.g., friends, church, unions) but function effectively to demystify white power and racism for the reader.

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