African-American Literature: An Anthology, 2nd Ed. / Edition 2

African-American Literature: An Anthology, 2nd Ed. / Edition 2

by Demetrice A. Worley, Demetrice A. A. Worley
     
 

African-American Literature is a collection of eighty-five selections that exemplify the range and depth of the writing of African Americans, including such early writers as Frederick Douglass and Phillis Wheatley and such modern writers as Haki Madhubuti and Rita Dove. From classic to contemporary, these authors represent the African-American literary tradition at… See more details below

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African-American Literature is a collection of eighty-five selections that exemplify the range and depth of the writing of African Americans, including such early writers as Frederick Douglass and Phillis Wheatley and such modern writers as Haki Madhubuti and Rita Dove. From classic to contemporary, these authors represent the African-American literary tradition at its best. African-American Literature includes poetry, fiction, essays, and drama. In addition, extensive features, including historical and thematic context, biographical information, and writing and discussion questions, provide important support.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844259246
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,099,400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.95(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Historical Overview
Motherless Child2
The Knee-High Man Tries to Get Sizable4
How Buck Won His Freedom6
from The Eatonville Anthology8
People Who Could Fly11
The Steel Drivin' Man15
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot19
Stagolee21
Introduction from Black Talk32
The Goophered Grapevine36
See How They Run47
Lift Every Voice and Sing65
I Done Worked!67
from The African Garden74
The Creation80
Music: Black, White and Blue86
The Blues I'm Playing91
It's the Law: a rap poem104
Sonny's Blues107
The Weary Blues133
Dance Bodies #1136
Solo on the Drums139
Canary145
The Slave Mother149
On Being Brought from Africa to America152
Runagate Runagate154
Letter to His Master158
An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America163
Nat Turner's Confession170
Harriet Tubman Is in My Blood176
Song of the Son185
If We Must Die190
I, Too192
A Summer Tragedy194
Willie203
An Address Delivered at the Opening of the Cotton States' Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia, September, 1895206
Chapter 3: Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others211
Miss Rosie222
We Wear the Mask226
from The Autobiography of Malcolm X228
Hidden Name and Complex Fate241
Where Is the Black Community?257
Of Our Spiritual Strivings260
All about My Job267
Stranger in the Village271
Epilogue from Invisible Man282
Vive Noir!290
Nikki-Roasa294
The Immediate Program of the American Negro297
Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note303
Assassination305
Winter in America307
To Mississippi Youth310
I Have a Dream317
The Tree of Love324
the woman's mourning song328
Getting the Facts of Life330
Restoration: A Memorial - 9/18/91339
To Da-duh, In Memoriam342
one thing i dont need352
Magic355
Plumes358
Strong Men368
My Search for Roots372
Speech Delivered at Madison Square Garden, March 1924377
A Black Man Talks of Reaping383
from The Big Sea385
The Only Man on Liberty Street394
Minstrel Man402
The Man Who Was Almost a Man404
The Union of Two416
The Wife of His Youth418
The Bean Eaters429
Sweat432
Letter from Charles R. Drew443
1927 from Sula446
Valentines451
Thank You, M'am453
For My People458
A Day Lost Is a Day Gone Forever461
Women467
from In My Father's House469
Mother to Son479
Aunt481
She Walked Alone483
Acknowledgments489
Author-Title Index493

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