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Whitt, Margaret Earley 1946-

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Works: 11 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 4,510 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Classifications: PS3564.A895, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Margaret Earley Whitt
Understanding Gloria Naylor by Margaret Earley Whitt ( )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Understanding Gloria Naylor introduces readers to the literal and mythical places, recurring characters, and rich literary allusions that distinguish Naylor's award-winning fiction. Margaret Earley Whitt offers a thorough introduction to Naylor's first five novels, underscoring the passion with which Naylor writes about women living on the margins of their communities. Whitt discloses how Naylor tells the stories of these women on multiple levels and how she helps readers see that all heroines live a life of significance." "Tracing Naylor's development of the theme of black community, especially among women, Whitt shows how characters move from poverty and isolation to a place where they transcend the racism and sexism that constrict their lives."--BOOK JACKET
Understanding Flannery O'Connor by Margaret Earley Whitt ( )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short stories of the civil rights movement : an anthology ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Product Description: During the civil rights era, masses of people marched in the streets, boycotted stores, and registered to vote. Others challenged racism in ways more solitary but no less life changing. These twenty-three stories give a voice to the nameless, ordinary citizens without whom the movement would have failed. From bloody melees at public lunch counters to anxious musings at the family dinner table, the diverse experiences depicted in this anthology make the civil rights movement as real and immediate as the best histories and memoirs. Each story focuses on a particular, sometimes private, moment in the historic struggle for social justice in America. Events have a permanent effect on characters, like the white girl in "Spring Is Now" who must sort through her feelings about the only black boy in her school, or the black preacher in "The Convert" who tells a friend, "This thing of being a man-The Supreme Court can't make you a man. The NAACP can't do it. God Almighty can do a lot, but even He can't do it. Ain't nobody can do it but you." If a character survives-and some do not-the event can become a turning point, a vision for a better world. The sections into which the stories are grouped parallel the news headlines of the day: School Desegregation (1954 on), Sit-ins (1960 on), Marches and Demonstrations (1963 on), and Acts of Violence. In the last section, Retrospective, characters look back on their personal involvement with the movement. Twenty writers-eleven black and nine white-are represented in the collection. Ten stories were written during the 1960s. That the others were written long after the movement's heyday suggests the potency of that time as a continuing source of creative inspiration
The civil mind by Margaret Earley Whitt ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A student's guide to first-year English by Margaret Earley Whitt ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The meaning of every dim implicit hint" a study of manners in the fiction of Flannery O'Connor by Margaret Earley Whitt ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aspire! : guide to first-year English by Margaret Earley Whitt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Breaking ground : guide to first-year English by Margaret Earley Whitt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crossing bridges : guide to first-year English by Margaret Earley Whitt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The civil mind by Margaret Earley Whitt ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[This] is a book about writing and United States citizenship that allows students to engage in relevant national discourse by immersing themselves in some of the predominate conversations taking place in American culture. Issues of national concern such as race, religion, immigration, sexuality, technology, and terrorism are at the heart of writing instruction in [this book].... The purpose of this text is to introduce students to elements of writing while exploring elements of the greater American conversation. -Pref
Opening doors : guide to first-year English by Margaret Earley Whitt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Earley Whitt, Margaret
Whitt, Margaret E.
Languages
English (43)
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