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The Cambridge history of African American literature / [edited by] Maryemma Graham and Jerry W. Ward Jr
Alternate Title History of African American literature
African American literature
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS153.N5 C344 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
African Americans -- Intellectual life
African Americans in literature
Physical Description xi, 847 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 746-806) and index
Contents Part I. African American Literature from Its Origins to the Twentieth Century: 1. Sounds of a tradition: the souls of Black folk / F. Abiola Irele; 2. Early print literature of Africans in America / Philip Gould; 3. The emergence of an African American literary canon, 1760-1820 / Vincent Carretta; 4. Dividing a nation, uniting a people: African American literature and the Abolitionist Movement / Stefan M. Wheelock; 5. African American literature and the Abolitionist Movement, 1845 to the Civil War / John Ernest; 6. Writing freedom: race, religion, and revolution, 1820-1840 / Kimberly Blockett; 7. 'We wish to plead our own cause': independent Antebellum African American literature, 1840-1865 / Joycelyn Moody; 8. Racial ideologies in theory and practice: political and cultural nationalism, 1865-1910 / Warren J. Carson; 9. The 'fictions' of race / Keith Byerman and Hanna Wallinger; 10. 'We wear the mask': the making of a poet / Keith Leonard; 11. Toward a modernist poetics / Mark A. Sanders -- Part II. African American Literature Since the Twentieth Century: 12. Foundations of African American modernism, 1910-1950 / Craig H. Werner and Sandra G. Shannon; 13. The New Negro Movement and the politics of art / Emily Bernard; 14. African American literature and the Great Depression / Darryl Dickson-Carr; 15. Weaving jagged words: the Black Left, 1930s-1940s / Nicole Walingora-Davis; 16. Writing the American story, 1945-1952 / John Lowe; 17. Geographies of the modern: writing beyond borders and boundaries / Sabine Broeck; 18. African American literature by writers of Caribbean descent / Daryl Cumber Dance; 19. Reform and revolution, 1965-1976: the Black aesthetic at work / James E. Smethurst and Howard Ramsby II; 20. History as fact and fiction / Trudier Harris; 21. Redefining the art of poetry / Opal J. Moore; 22. Cultural resistance and avant-garde aesthetics: African American poetry from 1970 to the present / Tony Bolden; 23. New frontiers, cross-currents and convergencies: emerging cultural paradigms / Madhu Dubey and Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg -- Part III. African American Literature as Academic and Cultural Capital: 24. Children's and young adult literatures / Giselle Liza Anatol; 25. From writer to reader: Black popular fiction / Candice Love Jackson; 26. Cultural capital and the presence of Africa: Lorraine Hansberry, August Wilson and the power of Black theatre / Harry J. Elam; 27. African American literature: foundational scholarship, criticism and theory / Lawrence P. Jackson; 28. African American literatures and new world cultures / Kenneth W. Warren
Summary "The first major twenty-first century history of four hundred years of black writing, The Cambridge History of African American Literature presents a comprehensive overview of the literary traditions, oral and print, of African-descended peoples in the United States. Expert contributors, drawn from the United States and beyond, emphasize the dual nature of each text discussed as a work of art created by an individual and as a response to unfolding events in American cultural, political, and social history"--Provided by publisher
Alternate Author Graham, Maryemma
Ward, Jerry Washington

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