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Author: Ruth Miller
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif., Glencoe Press [1971]
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Blackamerican literature, 1760-present.
Beverly Hills, Calif., Glencoe Press [1971]
(OCoLC)645764528
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Miller
OCLC Number: 134453
Description: xviii, 774 pages portraits 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: John Hope Franklin --
Part One 1760-1808: Time line --
A narrative of the uncommon sufferings and surprizing deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro man / Briton Hammon --
A narrative of the life of John Marrant, of New York, in North America: with an account of the conversion of the King of the Cherokees and his daughter / John Marrant --
An evening thought, A dialogue entitled the kind master and the dutiful servant / Jupiter Hammon --
On being brought from Africa to America, An elegiac poem on the death of George Whitefield, Isaiah LXIII, 1-8, To S.M. a young painter, on seeing his works to his excellency General Washington / Phyllis Wheatley --
from The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African / Gustavus Vassa --
Letter to the Secretary of State / Benjamin Banneker --
A narrative of the proceedings of the colored people during the awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793; and a refutation of some censurees thrown upon them in some publications / Absalom Jones and Richard Allen --
A Thanksgiving sermon / Absalom Jones --
New Year's anthem / Michael Fortune --
Part Two 1809-1863: Time line --
The slave narrative --
from Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself --
from Twenty-two years a slave, and forty years a freeman, embracing a correspondence of several years, while President of Wilberforce Colony, Canada West / Austin Steward --
from A narrative of some remarkable incidents in the life of Solomon Bayley, formerly a slave in the State of Delaware, North America; written by himself, and published for his benefit / Solomon Bayley --
from Narrative of the life of Henry "Box" Brown / Henry "Box" Brown --
from Narrative of the life and adventures of Henry Bibb written by himself / Henry Bibb --
from A narrative of the adventures and escape of Moses Roper, from American slavery / Moses Roper --
from Walker's appeal, in four articles / David Walker. An address to the slaves of the United States of America / Henry Highland Garnet --
The meaning of July fourth for the Negro / Frederick Douglass --
from Clotel or, The President's daughter, a narrative of slave life in the United States / William Wells Brown --
from The gairies and their friends / Frank J. Webb --
from Blake: or, The huts of America / Martin R. Delany --
Love, On liberty and slavery, George Moses Horton, myself / George Moses Horton --
The slave mother, Bury me in a free land, The present age / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper --
The misanthropist / James M. Whitfield --
Part three,1864-1914: Time line --
folk poetry --
You may bury me in de eas', Nobody knows de trouble I see, My Lord, what a mornin', My way's cloudy, Steal away, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Deep river, No more auction block, I got a home in dat rock, I been rebuked and I been scorned, De ole sheep dey know de road, He never said a mumbaling word Oh, Mary, don't you weep, Slavery chain / Anonymous --
The folk sermon --
The wounds of Jesus / C.C. Lovelace --
Dry bones / Anonymous --
De sun do move / John J. Jasper --
Memorial Day oration / George Washington Williams --
from Up from slavery / Booker T. Washington --
from The souls of black folk / W.E. Burghardt DuBois --
The wife of his youth / Charles Chestnutt --
Sympathy, Speakin' at de cou'thouse, The old cabin, The turning of the babies in the bed, The haunted oak, We wear the mask / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Part four 1915-1939: Time line --
The new Negro / Alain Locke --
from The philosophy and opinions of Marcus Garvey or Africa for the Africans / Marcus Garvey --
from God's trombones / James Weldon Johnson --
If we must die, Baptism, America, The lynching, The tired worker, Romance, St. Isaac's church, Petrograd, The wild goat, Flame-heart / Claude McKay --
Yet do I marvel, Fruit of the flower, The litany of the dark people, From the dark tower, That bright chimeric beast, Scottsboro, too, is worth its song / Countee Cullen. When I die, The new day, Tired, The banjo player, The scarlet woman, Aunt Jane Allen, Rulers / Fenton Johnson --
Mojo Mike's beer garden, Cabaret, Robert Whitmore, Giles Johnson, Ph. D., Moses Mitchell, Christ is a Dixie Nigger, I sing no new songs / Frank Marshall Davis --
Sister Lou, Ma Rainey, When de saints go ma'ching home, Sporting beasley / Sterling A. Brown --
'Cruiter / John Matheus --
from Cane / Jane Toomer --
from Black no more / George Schuyler --
Soul gone home / Langston Hughes --
Three choruses from a verse drama: divine comedy / Owen Dodson --
Part five 1940-1963: Time line --
Down by the riverside / Richard Wright --
from Beetlecreek / William Demby --
from Invisible man / Ralph Ellison --
from Go tell it on the mountain / James Baldwin --
from Montage of a dream deferred / Langston Hughes --
Nocturne at Bethesda, A black man talks of reaping / Arna Bontemps --
Middle passage, Witch doctor, Baha'u'llah in the garden of Ridwan, Full moon, "From the corpse woodpiles, from the ashes" / Robert Hayden --
Far from Africa, Through the varied patterned lace / Margaret Danner --
We have been believers, Kissie Lee, October journey / Margaret Walker --
Dark symphony, African China, Lambda / Melvin B. Tolson --
A moment please, The mules of Caesar, Africa to me, There are no tears / Samuel Allen --
In the Mecca / Gwendolyn Brooks --
If there be sorrow ... and the old women gathered, Flames, Vive Noir! / Mari Evans --
The swimmer, Speculation / Gloria C. Oden --
from A different drummer / William Melvin Kelley --
from Trumbull Park / Frank London Brown --
from Pinktoes / Chester Himes --
Letter from Birmingham City Jail / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Ghana calls / W.E. Burghardt DuBois --
Part six 1964-Present: Time line --
from The autobiography of Malcolm X / Malcolm X --
Black power / Stokely Carmichael --
from Soul on ice / Eldridge Cleaver --
Day of absence / Douglas Turner Ward --
from The new black poetry / Clarence Major --
The distant drum / Calvin C. Hernton. Believe, believe, Heavy water blues, Night sung sailor's prayer / Bob Kaufman --
Keep on pushing / David Henderson --
A poem for black hearts, Three movements and a coda / LeRoi Jones --
Christmas morning i, when my uncle willie saw, Do not think / Carol Freeman --
The narrative of the black magiciansm, Kuntu / Larry Neal --
Testimonials, I. woman / Julia Fields --
Poem (No name no. 3), My poem / Nikki Giovann.
Responsibility: With a foreword by John Hope Franklin.

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