Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphere

Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphere

by C. K. Doreski
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521564158

ISBN-13: 9780521564151

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521564151
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #122
Pages:
330
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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