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Race and racism in literature

Author: Charles E Wilson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©2005.
Series: Exploring social issues through literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Issues of race and racism have long permeated American society and continue to be among the most important social concerns today. This volume explores how racial issues have been treated in a dozen major novels widely read by high school students and undergraduates. The works discussed are from different historical periods and reflect a range of cultural perspectives, including African American, Latino, Native  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Wilson
ISBN: 031332820X 9780313328206
OCLC Number: 57485394
Description: xviii, 154 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mark Twain, The adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) --
Richard Wright, Native son (1940) --
Harper Lee, To kill a mockingbird (1960) --
Jose Antonio Villarreal, Pocho (1959) --
Sandra Cisneros, The house on Mango Street (1984) --
Margaret Craven, I heard the owl call my name (1973) --
Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony (1977) --
Arlene J. Chai, The last time I saw mother (1995) --
Nora Okja Keller, Fox girl (2002) --
Rita Ciresi, Sometimes I dream in Italian (2000) --
Chaim Potok, The chosen (1967) --
Amy Wilentz, Martyrs' crossing (2001).
Series Title: Exploring social issues through literature.
Responsibility: Charles E. Wilson, Jr.
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Insightful chapters discuss race and racism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Native Son, To Kill a Mockingbird, and other major works widely read by high school students.  Read more...

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"Worthwhile additions for schools with an integrated curriculum." - School Library Journal "[T]his collection of essays addresses issues of race and racism in a dozen novels of diverse perspectives. Read more...

 
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