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The Cambridge History of African American Literature

The Cambridge History of African American Literature (Paperback)

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The first major twenty-first century history of four hundred years of black writing, The Cambridge History of African American Literature presents a comprehensive overview of the literary traditions, oral and print, of African-descended peoples in the United States. Expert contributors, drawn from the United States and beyond, emphasise the dual nature of each text discussed as a work of art created by an individual and as a response to unfolding events in American cultural, political, and social history. Unprecedented in scope, sophistication and accessibility, the volume draws together current scholarship in the field. It also looks ahead to suggest new approaches, new areas of study, and as yet undervalued writers and works. The Cambridge History of African American Literature is a major achievement both as a work of reference and as a compelling narrative and will remain essential reading for scholars and students in years to come.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 17/12/2015 ISBN-13: 9781107571815  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Maryemma Graham is a Professor of English at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Jerry W. Ward, Jr is a Professor of English at Dillard University, New Orleans.

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