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An Edition of the Novels of African-American Author Sutton Griggs (1872-1933)
John Gruesser, Kean University

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The Sutton Griggs Website (Web Resource)
Title: The Sutton Griggs Website
Author: John Gruesser
Abstract: A website devoted to the life and work of African American minister, author, orator, publisher, and public intellectual Sutton E. Griggs (1872-1933) that has been created to promote the forthcoming NEH-supported scholarly edition of Griggs's 1905 novel THE HINDERED HAND to be published by West Virginia University Press in its Regenerations: African American Literature and Culture series. It includes sections on THE HINDERED HAND, Biography, Publications, Images, Bibliography, and American Baptist College.
Year: 2015
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: A Website devoted to the life and work of African American Baptist minister, author, and publisher Sutton E. Griggs (1872-1933).

The Hindered Hand, or The Reign of the Repressionist (Book)
Title: The Hindered Hand, or The Reign of the Repressionist
Author: Sutton Griggs
Editor: Hanna Wallinger
Editor: John Cullen Gruesser
Abstract: Between 1899 and 1908, five long works of fiction by the Nashville-based black Baptist minister Sutton E. Griggs appeared in print, making him the most prolific African American novelist at the turn of the twentieth century. Brought out by Griggs’s own Orion Publishing Company in three distinct printings in 1905 and 1906, The Hindered Hand; or, the Reign of the Repressionist addresses the author’s key themes of amalgamation, emigration, armed resistance, and US overseas expansion; includes a melodramatic love story; and features two of the most sensational scenes in early African American fiction—a harrowingly graphic lynching of an innocent black couple based on actual events and the elaboration of a plot to wipe out white Southerners by introducing yellow fever germs into the water supply. Written in response to Thomas Dixon’s recently published race-baiting novel The Leopard’s Spots, Griggs’s book depicts the remnants of the old Southern planter class, the racial crisis threatening the South and the North, the social ferment of the time, the changing roles of women, and the thwarted aspirations of a trio of African American veterans following the war against Spain. This scholarly edition of the novel, providing newly discovered biographical information and copious historical context, makes a significant contribution to African American literary scholarship.
Year: 2017
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Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
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Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Access Model: Book
Publisher: Morgantown: West Virginia University Press
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9781943665860
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes