Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphere

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Overview

Writing America Black examines the African American press and selected literary works by black authors. By viewing the journalist's role as historian, reporter, tastemaker, 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.

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"...Doreski's fine study is highly recommended for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and specialists in African American and American studies, including literature, journalism, and history." J.A. Miller, Choice

"Doreski's fine study is highly recommended for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and specialists in African American and American studies." Choice

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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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