One might imagine Joanna Brooks's American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African-American and Native American Literatures in the tradition of Jones and Allen's historical record straightening. Her detailed, lucidly presented narrative of contexts, communities, and texts (including that of Jones and Allen) is notable not only for its thorough explication of
Elrod, Eileen. Review: Joanna Brooks, American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African and Native American Literatures. New England Quarterly 78 (2005): 486-88.