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A History of African American Autobiography

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ISBN 13 : 9781108835541
Pages : 370 pages
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A History of African American Autobiography

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Download A History of African American Autobiography PDF Format Full Free by Joycelyn Moody and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-06-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This History explores innovations in African American autobiography since its inception, examining the literary and cultural history of Black self-representation amid life writing studies. By analyzing the different forms of autobiography, including pictorial and personal essays, editorials, oral histories, testimonials, diaries, personal and open letters, and even poetry performance media of autobiographies, this book extends the definition of African American autobiography, revealing how people of African descent have created and defined the Black self in diverse print cultures and literary genres since their arrival in the Americas. It illustrates ways African Americans use life writing and autobiography to address personal and collective Black experiences of identity, family, memory, fulfillment, racism and white supremacy. Individual chapters examine scrapbooks as a source of self-documentation, African American autobiography for children, readings of African American persona poems, mixed-race life writing after the Civil Rights Movement, and autobiographies by African American LGBTQ writers.


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Reading African American Autobiography

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Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
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ISBN 13 : 0299309800
Pages : 278 pages
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Download Reading African American Autobiography PDF Format Full Free by Eric D. Lamore and published by University of Wisconsin Pres. This book was released on 2017-01-10 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the 1760s to Barack Obama, this collection offers fresh looks at classic African American life narratives; highlights neglected African American lives, texts, and genres; and discusses the diverse outpouring of twenty-first-century memoirs.


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To Tell a Free Story

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ISBN 13 : 9780252060335
Pages : 353 pages
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Download To Tell a Free Story PDF Format Full Free by William L. Andrews and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author discusses the writings of Richard Allen, Solomon Bayley, Henry Bibb, Henry Box Brown, John Brown, Leonard Black, William Wells Brown, Lewis Clarke, William Craft, Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delany, Olaudah Equiano, Moses Grandy, Jacob D. Green, William Grimes, James A.U. Gronniosaw, Briton Hammon, Josiah Henson, Harriet Jacobs, John Jea, Lunsford Lane, Jarena Lee, John Marrant, Solomon Northrup, James W. Pennington, James Robert, Moses Roper, Venture Smith, Austin Steward, Nat Turner, Samuel R. Ward, Booker T. Washington, James Watkins, George White, James Williams, and others.


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American Autobiography

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ISBN 13 : 9780299127848
Pages : 292 pages
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Download American Autobiography PDF Format Full Free by Paul John Eakin and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first comprehensive assessment of the major periods and varieties of American autobiography. The eleven original essays in this volume do not only survey what has been done; they also point toward what can and should be done in future studies of a literary genre that is now receiving major scholarly attention. Book jacket.


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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 9780313305856
Pages : 155 pages
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Download African American Autobiography and the Quest for Freedom PDF Format Full Free by Roland Leander Williams and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through an analysis of classic slave narratives in comparison with texts such as the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, this study presents a new paradigm for the social character of the African American autobiography. Since the rise of Black Studies in the late 1960s, leading critics have constructed black lives and letters as antitheses to the ways and writings of mainstream culture. That position fosters the notion that black autobiography differs radically from heroic white American tales. But this volume argues that the African American autobiography is a continuation of the epic tradition, and that African Americans have shared and shaped the American experience.


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Two Biographies by African-American Women

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ISBN 13 : 9780195062045
Pages : 471 pages
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Download Two Biographies by African-American Women PDF Format Full Free by Rollin Whiper and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1991 with total page 471 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book contains the biography of an American bondman William Wells Brown, which was written by his daughter Josephine Brown. It also presents the precedent-setting biography of Martin R. Delany, which helped to introduce an analytical approach to biography writing in African-American letters. An unabashed success story of one man's military career during the Civil War and his subsequent work in the Freedman's Bureau during Reconstruction, this book, written at a crucial juncture in American history, creates a vivid portrait of a man who comes to represent the voice of national union, mediation of conflict between blacks and whites in the South, and a fair and equitable democratic society.


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African American Autobiography

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Pages : 248 pages
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Download African American Autobiography PDF Format Full Free by Richard Brodhead and published by Longman Publishing Group. This book was released on 1993 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of the best critical essays reflecting both older and newer perspectives. Will also contain an introduction by the editor (a respected scholar in the field), a chronology of the author's life, and an annotated bibliography.


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Bearing Witness

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Publisher : N.Y. : Pantheon Books
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ISBN 13 : 9780394585222
Pages : 385 pages
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Download Bearing Witness PDF Format Full Free by Henry Louis Gates and published by N.Y. : Pantheon Books. This book was released on 1991 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection from the rich literature of African American autobiography documents the experience of being black in America, from slavery to present day, in the words of Frederick Douglass, Toni Morrison, and forty other contributors. From the Trade Paperback edition.


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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0198031750
Pages : 512 pages
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Download The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature PDF Format Full Free by William L. Andrews and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2001-02-15 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A breathtaking achievement, this Concise Companion is a suitable crown to the astonishing production in African American literature and criticism that has swept over American literary studies in the last two decades. It offers an enormous range of writers-from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, from Zora Neale Hurston to Ralph Ellison, and from Toni Morrison to August Wilson. It contains entries on major works (including synopses of novels), such as Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Richard Wright's Native Son, and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. It also incorporates information on literary characters such as Bigger Thomas, Coffin Ed Johnson, Kunta Kinte, Sula Peace, as well as on character types such as Aunt Jemima, Brer Rabbit, John Henry, Stackolee, and the trickster. Icons of black culture are addressed, including vivid details about the lives of Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman. Here, too, are general articles on poetry, fiction, and drama; on autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday School literature, and oratory; as well as on a wide spectrum of related topics. Compact yet thorough, this handy volume gathers works from a vast array of sources--from the black periodical press to women's clubs--making it one of the most substantial guides available on the growing, exciting world of African American literature.


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American Autobiography

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0748644628
Pages : 160 pages
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Download American Autobiography PDF Format Full Free by Rachael McLennan and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2012-11-26 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first student guide to American autobiographys introduction to the major forms of autobiographical writing in America and important current developments in autobiography studies discusses both 'canonised' texts and those from contemporary writers. Taking a broadly chronological approach, the history of American autobiography is explored including the social and cultural factors that might account for the importance of autobiography in American culture. Then post-1970 autobiographies are examined, taking into account the development in poststructuralism from this time that affected notions of the subject who could write, and conceptions of truth, identity and reference.


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Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel

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ISBN 13 : 9780252026676
Pages : 187 pages
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Download Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel PDF Format Full Free by Maria Giulia Fabi and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel restores to its rightful place a body of American literature that has long been overlooked, dismissed, or misjudged. This insightful reconsideration of nineteenth-century African-American fiction uncovers the literary artistry and ideological complexity of a body of work that laid the foundation for the Harlem Renaissance and changed the course of American letters. Focusing on the trope of passing -- black characters lightskinned enough to pass for white -- M. Giulia Fabi shows how early African-American authors such as William Wells Brown, Frank J. Webb, Charles W. Chesnutt, Sutton E. Griggs, James Weldon Johnson, Frances E. W. Harper, and Edward A. Johnson transformed traditional representations of blackness and moved beyond the tragic mulatto motif. Celebrating a distinctive, African-American history, culture, and worldview, these authors used passing to challenge the myths of racial purity and the color line. Fabi examines how early black writers adapted existing literary forms, including the sentimental romance, the domestic novel, and the utopian novel, to express their convictions and concerns about slavery, segregation, and racism. She also gives a historical overview of the canon-making enterprises of African-American critics from the 1850s to the 1990s and considers how their concerns about crafting a particular image for African-American literature affected their perceptions of nineteenth-century black fiction.


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Six Women's Slave Narratives

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ISBN 13 : 9780195052626
Pages : 382 pages
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Download Six Women's Slave Narratives PDF Format Full Free by William L. Andrews and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1988 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes the personal narratives of Mary Prince, "Old Elizabeth," Mattie J. Jackson, Lucy A. Delaney, Kate Drumgoold, and Annie L. Burton


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Pages : 344 pages
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Download The Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois PDF Format Full Free by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2007 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several works of history. Published posthumously in 1968, The Autobiography of W. E. B. Du Bois is his last and most complete autobiography. Covering his life over almost a century of living in America, it's the closest thing we have to a true autobiography of this important scholar and activist. The book, broken up into three parts, delves into the 90-year-old Du Bois's thoughts on everything from his relationship with sex to his storied association with the NAACP to his political persecution during the Cold War years to his many travels abroad. As Du Bois writes, he takes the reader on a journey to "view my life as frankly and fully as I can." With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by Werner Sollors, this edition is essential for anyone interested in African American history.


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The North Carolina Roots of African American Literature

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Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
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ISBN 13 : 0807829943
Pages : 314 pages
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Download The North Carolina Roots of African American Literature PDF Format Full Free by William L. Andrews and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first African American to publish a book in the South, the author of the first female slave narrative in the United States, the father of black nationalism in America--these and other founders of African American literature have a surprising connectio


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Slave Narratives after Slavery

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ISBN 13 : 0199720711
Pages : 456 pages
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Download Slave Narratives after Slavery PDF Format Full Free by William L. Andrews and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011-04-25 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The pre-Civil War autobiographies of famous fugitives such as Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Jacobs form the bedrock of the African American narrative tradition. After emancipation arrived in 1865, former slaves continued to write about their experience of enslavement and their upward struggle to realize the promise of freedom and citizenship. Slave Narratives After Slavery reprints five of the most important and revealing first-person narratives of slavery and freedom published after 1865. Elizabeth Keckley's controversial Behind the Scenes (1868) introduced white America to the industry and progressive outlook of an emerging black middle class. The little-known Narrative of the life of John Quincy Adams, When in Slavery, and Now as a Freeman (1872) gave eloquent voice to the African American working class as it migrated from the South to the North in search of opportunity. William Wells Brown's My Southern Home (1880) retooled the image of slavery delineated in his widely-read antebellum Narrative and offered his reader a first-hand assessment of the South at the close of Reconstruction. Lucy Ann Delaney used From the Darkness Cometh the Light (1891) to pay tribute to her enslaved mother and to exemplify the qualities of mind and spirit that had ensured her own fulfillment in freedom. Louis Hughes's Thirty Years a Slave (1897) spoke for a generation of black Americans who, perceiving the spread of segregation across the South, sought to remind the nation of the horrors of its racial history and of the continued dedication of the once enslaved to dignity, opportunity, and independence.


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Slavery and Class in the American South

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 13 : 0190908386
Pages : 389 pages
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Download Slavery and Class in the American South PDF Format Full Free by William L. Andrews and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2019 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The distinction among slaves is as marked, as the classes of society are in any aristocratic community. Some refusing to associate with others whom they deem to be beneath them, in point of character, color, condition, or the superior importance of their respective masters." Henry Bibb, fugitive slave, editor, and antislavery activist, stated this in his Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb (1849). In William L. Andrews's magisterial study of an entire generation of slave narrators, more than 60 mid-nineteenth-century narratives reveal how work, family, skills, and connections made for social and economic differences among the enslaved of the South. Slave narrators disclosed class-based reasons for violence that broke out between "impudent," "gentleman," and "lady" slaves and their resentful "mean masters." Andrews's far-reaching book shows that status and class played key roles in the self- and social awareness and in the processes of liberation portrayed in the narratives of the most celebrated fugitives from U.S. slavery, such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, William Wells Brown, and William and Ellen Craft. Slavery and Class in the American South explains why social and economic distinctions developed and how they functioned among the enslaved. Noting that the majority of the slave narrators came from the higher echelons of the enslaved, Andrews also pays close attention to the narratives that have received the least notice from scholars, those from the most exploited class, the "field hands." By examining the lives of the most and least acclaimed heroes and heroines of the slave narrative, Andrews shows how the dividing edge of social class cut two ways, sometimes separating upper and lower strata of slaves to their enslavers' advantage, but at other times fueling pride, aspiration, and a sense of just deserts among some of the enslaved that could be satisfied by nothing less than complete freedom. The culmination of a career spent studying African American literature, this comprehensive study of the antebellum slave narrative offers a ground-breaking consideration of a unique genre of American literature.