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The literature of the American South : a Norton anthology

Author: William L Andrews; et al
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1998.
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An anthology of poetry, fiction, drama, letters, memoirs, speeches, and other writings from the American South, spanning the centuries from the colonial era to the present.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William L Andrews; et al
ISBN: 0393316718 9780393316711
OCLC Number: 37418313
Description: xxvi, 1188 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Beginnings to 1880. from A description of New England. The delights of a new land ; from The generall historie of Virginia. Smith captured by Powhatan / John Smith --
from The sot-weed factor, or, A voyage to Maryland / Ebenezer Cook --
To Charles Boyle, Earl of Orrery (July 5, 1726) ; from The history of the dividing line / William Byrd II --
from The autobiography of Thomas Jefferson. A declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in general congress assembled ; from Notes on the State of Virginia. from Query VI : productions mineral, vegetable and animal ; from Query XIV : laws ; Query XVIII : manners ; Query XIX : manufactures / Thomas Jefferson --
Letter from Benjamin Banneker to the Secretary of State, with his answer (August 19, 30, 1791) / Benjamin Banneker --
from Swallow barn, or, A sojourn in the old dominion. Swallow barn ; A country gentleman / John Pendleton Kennedy --
Division of an estate ; George Moses Horton, myself / George Moses Horton --
The lazy crow : a story of the cornfield / William Gilmore Simms --
from Letter to an English abolitionist / James Henry Hammond --
Introduction ; To Helen ; Israfel ; The fall of the House of Usher ; The philosophy of composition / Edgar Allan Poe --
from Incidents in the life of a slave girl. Chapter I : Childhood ; The new master and mistress ; The trials of girlhood ; A perilous passage in the slave girl's life ; The loophole of retreat ; The confession ; The Fugitive Slave Law ; Free at last / Harriet Ann Jacobs --
from My southern home, or, The South and its people. White supremacy after the Civil War ; Self-elevation and independence / William Wells Brown --
from Some adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers. The captain attends a camp-meeting / Johnson Jones Hooper --
from Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself. Chapter I ; Chapter II ; Chapter III ; Chapter IV ; Chapter V ; Chapter VI ; Chapter VII ; Chapter X ; Chapter XI / Frederick Douglass --
from Mary Chestnut's Civil War / Mary Boykin Chesnut --
from Literature in the South ; The unknown dead / Henry Timrod. The new South : 1880-1940. A true story ; from Life on the Mississippi. The boys' ambition ; I want to be a cub-pilot ; A cub-pilot's experience / Samuel Clemens --
Song of the Chattahoochee ; The marshes of Glynn ; Evening song / Sidney Lanier --
Belles Demoiselles Plantation / George W. Cable --
The wonderful tar-baby story ; Free Joe and the rest of the world / Joel Chandler Harris --
Désirée's baby ; The storm / Kate Chopin --
Marse Chan / Thomas Nelson Page --
from Up from slavery. A slave among slaves / Booker T. Washington --
The goophered grapevine / Charles W. Chesnutt --
from The autobiography of an ex-colored man. Preface to the original edition of 1912 ; Passing / James Weldon Johnson --
O black and unknown bards / James Weldon Johnson --
Jordan's end / Ellen Glasgow --
The Sahara of the Bozart / H.L. Mencken --
The sacrifice of the maidens / Elizabeth Madox Roberts --
Before the feast of Shushan ; At the carnival ; Letter to my sister / Anne Spencer --
from I'll take my stand : the South and the agrarian tradition. Introduction : a statement of principles / The Southern Agrarians --
Spectral lovers ; Antique harvesters ; Bells for John Whiteside's daughter ; Old mansion ; Philomela ; The equilibrists ; Janet waking / John Crowe Ransom --
Sweat ; How it feels to be colored me / Zora Neale Hurston --
from Escapade. Motherhood / Evelyn Scott --
from Cane. Karintha ; Becky ; Carma ; Georgia dusk ; Cane / Jean Toomer --
All lovers love the spring / Caroline Gordon --
Dry September ; An odor of verbena / William Faulkner --
from Killers of the dream. When I was a child / Lillian Smith --
Ode to the Confederate dead ; Message from abroad ; Aeneas at Washington ; The swimmers / Allen Tate --
from The mind of the South. Preview to understanding ; from Chapter I : of time and frontiers / W.J. Cash --
from Look homeward, angel. Ben / Thomas Wolfe --
Strong men ; Old Lem ; Remembering Nat Turner / Sterling A. Brown --
Bearded oaks ; Tell me a story ; Heart of autumn ; Mortal limit ; Muted music ; Old-time childhood in Kentucky ; Blackberry winter / Robert Penn Warren --
The ethics of living Jim Crow, an autobiographical sketch ; Long black song / Richard Wright --
from Let us now praise famous men. Three families / James Agee. The contemporary South : 1940-present. He / Katherine Anne Porter --
from Pentimento : a book of portraits. Preface ; Theatre ; Pentimento / Lillian Hellman --
A curtain of green ; Where is the voice coming from? / Eudora Welty --
A streetcar named Desire / Tennessee Williams --
The death of the ball turret gunner ; Losses ; The woman at the Washington Zoo ; The lost children ; 90 North / Randall Jarrell --
from Invisible man. Southern dreams, voyeurism, and the blues / Ralph Ellison --
For my people ; We have been believers ; Molly Means ; Southern song ; October journey / Margaret Walker --
from The last gentleman. The South / Walker Percy --
from Train whistle guitar. Scooter, Little Buddy, Luzana Cholly / Albert Murray --
from The member of the wedding. A summer of fear / Carson McCullers --
Venus, Cupid, folly, and time / Peter Taylor --
from Roots. Learning American ways. Chapters 41-45 / Alex Haley --
Sharon / Elizabeth Spencer --
Hunting Civil War relics at Nimblewill Creek ; The lifeguard ; Cherrylog Road / James Dickey --
Revelation / Flannery O'Connor --
from The confessions of Nat Turner. Author's note ; To the public ; Study war. To draw the blood of white men / William Styron --
The wide land ; Cascadilla Falls ; Easter morning ; Meeting place / A.R. Ammons --
from I know why the caged bird sings. Easter rituals and color consciousness ; Momma's transcendance / Maya Angelou --
Contribution / Ted Shine --
The ugliest pilgrim / Doris Betts --
The sky is gray / Ernest J. Gaines --
The company of the dead / Reynolds Price --
Ark of bones / Henry Dumas --
The regional motive / Wendell Berry --
for unborn malcolms ; we a baddDDD people ; Masks ; elegy / Sonia Sanchez --
Cleaning the well ; Second wind / Fred Chappell --
Not your singing, dancing spade / Julia Fields --
Shiloh / Bobbie Ann Mason --
Bluejays ; The colors of our age : pink and black ; Smithfield ham / Dave Smith --
Nikki-Rosa ; Knoxville, Tennessee ; The true import of present dialogue, Black vs. Negro ; Poem for Aretha ; Flying underground / Nikki Giovanni --
Why I like country music / James Alan McPherson --
Farm wife ; A marriage poem ; Feast day ; Short story / Ellen Bryant Voigt --
Between the lines / Lee Smith --
You had to go to funerals ; Revolutionary petunias ; For my sister Molly who in the Fifties ; We have a beautiful mother ; Everyday use ; In search of our mothers' gardens / Alice Walker --
Ia Drang Valley ; We never know ; Saigon bar girls, 1975 ; Facing it / Yusef Komunyakaa --
Yonosa House ; Red anger ; Beneath the mound / R.T. Smith --
from Trash. Preface : deciding to live ; River of names / Dorothy Allison --
from Colored people. Colored people ; In the kitchen / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --
The persistence of nature in our lives ; Claims ; At Chancellorsville ; After the Wilderness ; The last time I saw General Lee / Andrew Hudgins --
Ceremony for Minneconjoux / Brenda Marie Osbey --
The foundations of the earth / Randall Kenan. Vernacular traditions : spirituals. Couldn't hear nobody pray --
Swing low, sweet chariot --
Lay down body. Vernacular traditions : gospel music. Little David, play your harp --
Amazing grace / John Newton --
Nobody answered me / Albert Brumley --
Precious Lord. Additional lyrics to Precious Lord / Thomas A. Dorsey --
Trouble of the world. Vernacular traditions : ballads and lyrics. Dixie's land / Daniel Decatur Emmett --
Tom Dooley --
The streets of Laredo --
The wreck of the Old 97 --
Boll weevil. Additional lyrics to Boll weevil --
Cotton mill colic / Dave McCarn --
Factory girl. Additional lyrics to Factory girl --
Freight train / Elizabeth Cotton. Vernacular traditions : work, organizing, and protest songs. Take this hammer --
Grizzly bear --
Hard times in Coleman's mines / Aunt Molly Jackson --
We shall overcome / Zelphia Horton, Frank Hamilton, Guy Carawan, Pete Seeger. Vernacular traditions : the blues. Titanic man blues / Gertrude "Ma" Rainey --
Hellhound on my trail / Robert Johnson --
Parchman Farm blues / Booker "Bukka" White. Vernacular traditions : preaching. The eagle stirreth her nest / C.L. Franklin --
I have a dream / Martin Luther King Jr. Vernacular traditions : storytelling : origin stories. The creation of the Earth / from the Yuchi --
The daughter of the sun / from the Cherokee. Vernacular traditions : storytelling : tall tales, tricksters, and ghost stories. Davy Crockett and the frozen daybreak --
Sop doll! --
The cat-witch --
Why women always take advantage of men / recorded by Zora Neale Hurston --
The one-eyed giant --
How rabbit filed deer's teeth --
How frail got his tongue; outtalking a woman / John Joines. Vernacular traditions : storytelling : humor. Steve and Willy / John Joines --
Sam Jones story / Jackie "Moms" Mabley --
The chigger / John Joines.
Responsibility: William L. Andrews, general editor ... [et al.].

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An anthology of poetry, fiction, drama, letters, memoirs, speeches, and other writings from the American South, spanning the centuries from the colonial era to the present.

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