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Forgotten readers : recovering the lost history of African American literary societies

Author: Elizabeth McHenry
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
Series: New Americanists.; e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Duke backfile.
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Recovers the history of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century African American reading societies.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McHenry, Elizabeth, 1965-
Forgotten readers.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002004448
(OCoLC)49415928
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth McHenry
ISBN: 9780822384144 0822384140
OCLC Number: 191855682
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (Nonfiction) 2003
Winner of Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Nonfiction) 2003
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 423 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: "Dreaded eloquence": the origins and rise of African American literary societies --
Spreading the word: the cultural work of the Black press --
Literary coalitions in the age of Washington --
Reading, writing, and reform in the women's era --
Georgia Douglas Johnson and the Saturday nighters.
Series Title: New Americanists.; e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Elizabeth McHenry.
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