The American Dream in Ann Petry’s “The Street”

Like a lot of the texts that I teach in my classes, I hadn’t read Ann Petry’s The Street before I assigned it a few semesters back in my Multicultural American Literature course. The only work, up to this point, that I had read from Petry was her short story “Like a Winding Sheet.” A few years back, Keith Clark started talking to me about The Street, and others, in various spaces, kept saying it’s one of the…



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Matthew Teutsch

Here, you will find reflections on African American, American, and Southern Literature, American popular culture and politics, and pedagogy.