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Literary themes for students-- race and prejudice : examining diverse literature to understand and compare universal themes

Author: Anne Marie Hacht
Publisher: Detroit : Thomas Gale, ©2006.
Series: Literary themes for students.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays and plot summaries, presenting analysis, context, and criticism, that cover theme of the race and prejudice in works of literature, including poetry, plays, short stories, novels and nonfiction.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Marie Hacht
ISBN: 1414402759 9781414402758 1414402740 9781414402741 1414402848 9781414402840
OCLC Number: 69792022
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Volume 1. Overviews: Race and prejudice in American literature ; Race and prejudice in British literature ; Race and prejudice in world literature --
Major works: The adventures of Huckleberry Finn (by Mark Twain) --
Angels in America (by Tony Kushner) --
A room of one's own (by Virginia Woolf) --
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (by Ernest J. Gaines) --
The autobiography of Malcolm X (by Malcolm X and Alex Haley) --
The awakening (by Kate Chopin) --
Blacks (by Gwendolyn Brooks) --
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee: an Indian history of the American West (by Dee Brown) --
Ceremony (by Leslie Marmon Silko) --
The color purple (by Alice Walker) --
Cry, the beloved country (by Alan Paton) --
The diary of a young girl (by Anne Frank) --
"Everything that rises must converge" (by Flannery O'Connor) --
Farewell to Manzanar (by Jeanne Wakatuski Houston) --
Flowers for Algernon (by Daniel Keyes) --
"A good day" (by Primo Levi) --
Heart of darkness (by Joseph Conrad) --
The house of the spirits (by Isabel Allende) --
"I have a dream" (by Maya Angelou). Volume 2. I know why the caged bird sings (by Maya Angelou) --
Kaffir Boy: the true story of a black youth's coming of age in apartheid South Africa (by Mark Mathabane) --
"King of the bingo game" (by Ralph Ellison) --
The merchant of Venice (by William Shakespeare) --
Native son (by Richard Wright) --
"The Negro speaks of rivers" (by Langston Hughes) --
Nisei daughter (by Monica Sone) --
A passage to India (by E.M. Forester) --
A raisin in the sun (by Lorraine Hansberry) --
Roll of thunder, hear my cry (by Mildred D. Taylor) --
A room of one's own (by Virginia Woolf) --
The souls of black folk (by W.E.B. Du Bois) --
To kill a mockingbird (by Harper Lee) --
Uncle Tom's cabin (by Harriet Beecher Stowe) --
A vindication of the rights of woman (by Mary Wollstonecraft) --
"What you pawn I will redeem" (by Sherman Alexie) --
Subthemes: class, ethnicity, gender, genocide, religion, segregation, sexual orientation, slavery, stigma --
Literary/history chronongy --
What do I read next? --
Media adaptations.
Series Title: Literary themes for students.
Responsibility: Anne Marie Hacht, project editor ; foreword by Margaret Brantley.

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A collection of essays and plot summaries, presenting analysis, context, and criticism, that cover theme of the race and prejudice in works of literature, including poetry, plays, short stories, novels and nonfiction.

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