Dizard, R. (2010). Toni Morrison, the Slave Narratives, and Modernism. Massachusetts Review, 51(2), 389-405.
Presents a literary criticism of the novels "Beloved" "Jazz" and "Tar Baby" by Toni Morrison. Particular focus is given to the influence of the slave narratives of former slaves Charles Ball, Solomon Northup, and John P. Parker on Morrison's work. Morrison's focus on African American idioms, lifestyle, and folklore are also discussed.