Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphereby C. K. Doreski
Pub. Date: 01/28/1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Writing America Black exam ines the African American press and selected literary works by black authors. By viewing the journalist's role as historian, reporter, taste-maker, and propagandist, C.K. Doreski reveals the close bond to a larger African American literary tradition. Rich in cultural and historical context, this valuable study will be of interest to readers of literature, history, African American studies, American studies, and journalism.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #122
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)
Table of Contents
Part I. History, Citizenship and the American Way: 1. Race progress and exemplary biography; 2. Reading riot; 3. Rendezvous with modernism, fascism - and democracy; 4. If I were a Negro; Part II. Decomposing Unities, Deconstructing National Narratives: 5. Reportage as redemption; 6. Kinship as history; 7. Nation-ness as consciousness; 8. History as storytelling.
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