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Cambridge History of African American Literature

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ISBN-10: 0521872170

ISBN-13: 9780521872171

Edition: 2011

Authors: Maryemma Graham, Jerry W. Ward

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List price: $216.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/3/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 860
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Introduction
African American Literature from Its Origins to the Twentieth Century
Sounds of a tradition: the souls of Black folk
Early print literature of Africans in America
The emergence of an African American literary canon, 1760-1820
Dividing a nation, uniting a people: African American literature and the Abolitionist Movement
African American literature and the slave narrative genre
Writing freedom: race, religion, and revolution, 1820-1840
'We wish to plead our own cause': independent Antebellum African American literature, 1840-1865
Racial ideologies in theory and practice: political and cultural nationalism, 1865-1910
The 'fictions' of race
'We wear the mask': the making of a poet
Toward a modernist poetics
African American Literature Since the Twentieth Century
Foundations of African American modernism, 1910-1950
The New Negro Movement and the politics of art
African American literature and the Great Depression
Weaving jagged words: the Black Left, 1930s-1940s
Writing the American story, 1945-1952
Geographies of the modern: writing beyond borders and boundaries
African American literature by writers of Caribbean descent
Reform and revolution, 1965-1976: the Black aesthetic at work
History as fact and fiction
Redefining the art of poetry
Cultural resistance and avant-garde aesthetics: African American poetry from 1970 to the present
New frontiers, cross-currents and convergencies: emerging cultural paradigms
African American Literature as Academic and Cultural Capital
Children's and young adult literatures
From writer to reader: Black popular fiction
Cultural capital and the presence of Africa: Lorraine Hansberry, August Wilson and the power of Black theatre
African American literature: foundational scholarship, criticism and theory
African American literatures and new world cultures
Bibliography
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