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Civil rights literature, past & present

Author: Christopher Allen Varlack
Publisher: Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services, Inc. ; Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2017] ©2017
Series: Critical insights.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [First edition]View all editions and formats
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This volume not only examines key works of the African-American civil rights debate past and present, it also explores issues of gender equality and sexual orientation integral to civil rights studies. American civil rights literature has largely been associated with speeches, letters, and non-fiction works produced by African-American activists of the 1950s and 60s such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.
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Civil rights literature, past & present.
Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services, Inc. ; Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2017]
(OCoLC)967740466
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Allen Varlack
ISBN: 9781682172698 1682172694
OCLC Number: 984744517
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 370 pages)
Contents: "Caught in an inescapable network of mutuality": the intersection of race, gender, and orientation in American civil rights literature / Christopher Allen Verlack --
Free speech and racial rhetoric: African-American writers on race in the United States / Kavon Franklin --
Inadequate conception of human complexity: Ellison revises Elkins / Jessie LaFrance Dunbar --
"Be loyal to yourselves": Jim Crow segregation, black cultural nationalism, and US cultural memory in Ossie Davis' Purlie Victorious / Carol Bunch Davis --
Haunting America: racial identity and otherness in civic society / Mary K. Ryan --
Unpacking notions of citizenship through James Baldwin's Another Country / Hope W. Jackson --
"On revolution and equilibrium": Barbara Deming's secular nonviolence / Sheila Murphy --
"(B)ut yesterday morning came the worst news": Margaret Walker Alexander's Prophets for a New Day / Seretha D. Williams --
The mothers' tragedy: loss of a child in the works of Gwendolyn Brooks, Dudley Randall, and Michael Harper / Eric J. Sterling --
Alice Walker and Claudia Rankine: reclaiming the ocularity of the self / Margaret Cox --
"Crooning (the) lullabies (of) ghosts": reclamation and voices of witness as sociopolitical protest in the short fiction of Alice Walker / Christopher Allen Verlack --
The city and the country: queer utopian spaces in John Rechy's City of Night and Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt / Derrick King --
"B(l)ack up on the shelf: the erasure of black queerness in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Why We Can't Wait / Robert LaRue --
Writing civil rights after James Byrd, after Matthew Shepard / Tasia Milton --
"The process of becoming nobody": reflections on E. Franklin Frazier's Black Bourgeoisie: the Rise of a New Middle Class / Leonard A. Stevenson --
Toward a more inclusive America: Jesse Jackson's 1984 and 1988 Democratic National Convention addresses / Enrico Beltramini --
Agency, activism, and the black domestic worker in Kathryn Stockett's The Help and Delores Phillips' The Darkest Child / Kaila Philo --
Staging MLK in the age of colorblindness: The Good Negro and The Mountaintop / Andrew Sargent --
What happens when death becomes a poem?: Understanding the place of mourning in civil rights literature / Corrie Claiborne --
Social media meets social justice: the role of the hashtag in the contemporary conversation on race / Deborah F. Kadiri.
Series Title: Critical insights.
Responsibility: editor, Christopher Allen Varlack, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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