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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780844259246
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Historical Overview
Motherless Child 2
The Knee-High Man Tries to Get Sizable 4
How Buck Won His Freedom 6
from The Eatonville Anthology 8
People Who Could Fly 11
The Steel Drivin' Man 15
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 19
Stagolee 21
Introduction from Black Talk 32
The Goophered Grapevine 36
See How They Run 47
Lift Every Voice and Sing 65
I Done Worked! 67
from The African Garden 74
The Creation 80
Music: Black, White and Blue 86
The Blues I'm Playing 91
It's the Law: a rap poem 104
Sonny's Blues 107
The Weary Blues 133
Dance Bodies #1 136
Solo on the Drums 139
Canary 145
The Slave Mother 149
On Being Brought from Africa to America 152
Runagate Runagate 154
Letter to His Master 158
An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America 163
Nat Turner's Confession 170
Harriet Tubman Is in My Blood 176
Song of the Son 185
If We Must Die 190
I, Too 192
A Summer Tragedy 194
Willie 203
An Address Delivered at the Opening of the Cotton States' Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia, September, 1895 206
Chapter 3: Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others 211
Miss Rosie 222
We Wear the Mask 226
from The Autobiography of Malcolm X 228
Hidden Name and Complex Fate 241
Where Is the Black Community? 257
Of Our Spiritual Strivings 260
All about My Job 267
Stranger in the Village 271
Epilogue from Invisible Man 282
Vive Noir! 290
Nikki-Roasa 294
The Immediate Program of the American Negro 297
Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note 303
Assassination 305
Winter in America 307
To Mississippi Youth 310
I Have a Dream 317
The Tree of Love 324
the woman's mourning song 328
Getting the Facts of Life 330
Restoration: A Memorial - 9/18/91 339
To Da-duh, In Memoriam 342
one thing i dont need 352
Magic 355
Plumes 358
Strong Men 368
My Search for Roots 372
Speech Delivered at Madison Square Garden, March 1924 377
A Black Man Talks of Reaping 383
from The Big Sea 385
The Only Man on Liberty Street 394
Minstrel Man 402
The Man Who Was Almost a Man 404
The Union of Two 416
The Wife of His Youth 418
The Bean Eaters 429
Sweat 432
Letter from Charles R. Drew 443
1927 from Sula 446
Valentines 451
Thank You, M'am 453
For My People 458
A Day Lost Is a Day Gone Forever 461
Women 467
from In My Father's House 469
Mother to Son 479
Aunt 481
She Walked Alone 483
Acknowledgments 489
Author-Title Index 493
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