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The Cambridge history of African American literature

Author: Maryemma Graham; Jerry Washington Ward
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"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, emphasise the dual nature of each text discussed as a work of art created by an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maryemma Graham; Jerry Washington Ward
ISBN: 9780521872171 0521872170
OCLC Number: 527702733
Description: xi, 847 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Maryemma Graham and Jerry W. Ward --
Sounds of a tradition : the souls of Black folk / F. Abiola Irele --
Early print literature of Africans in America / Philip Gould --
The emergence of an African American literary canon, 1760-1820 / Vincent Carretta --
Dividing a nation, uniting a people : African American literature and the abolitionist movement / Stefan M. Wheelock --
African American literature and the abolitionist movement, 1845 to the Civil War / John Ernest --
Writing freedom : race, religion, and revolution, 1820-1840 / Kimberly Blockett --
"We wish to plead our own cause" : independent antebellum African American literature, 1840-1865 / Joycelyn Moody --
Racial ideologies in theory and practice : political and cultural nationalism, 1865-1910 / Warren J. Carson --
The "fictions" of race / Keith Byerman and Hanna Wallinger --
"We wear the mask" : the making of a poet / Keith Leonard --
Toward a modernist poetics / Mark A. Sanders --
Foundations of African American modernism, 1910-1950 / Craig H. Werner and Sandra G. Shannon --
The New Negro movement and the politics of art / Emily Bernard --
African American literature and the Great Depression / Darryl Dickson-Carr --
Weaving jagged words : the Black Left, 1930s-1940s / Nicole Waligora-Davis --
Writing the American story, 1945-1952 / John Lowe --
Geographies of the modern : writing beyond borders and boundaries / Sabine Broeck --
African American literature by writers of Caribbean descent / Daryl Cumber Dance --
Reform and revolution, 1965-1976 : the Black aesthetic at work / James E. Smethurst and Howard Ramsby II --
History as fact and fiction / Trudier Harris --
Redefining the art of poetry / Opal J. Moore --
Cultural resistance and avant-garde aesthetics : African American poetry from 1970 to the present / Tony Bolden --
New frontiers, cross-currents and convergences : emerging cultural paradigms / Madhu Dubey and Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg --
Children's and young adult literatures / Giselle Liza Anatol --
From writer to reader : Black popular fiction / Candice Love Jackson --
Cultural capital and the presence of Africa : Lorraine Hansberry, August Wilson and the power of Black theater / Harry J. Elam, Jr. --
African American literature : foundational scholarship, criticism and theory / Lawrence P. Jackson --
African American literatures and New World cultures / Kenneth W. Warren.
Responsibility: [edited by] Maryemma Graham and Jerry W. Ward, Jr.

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