the emergence of african american literacy traditions family and community efforts in the nineteenth century

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The Emergence Of African American Literacy Traditions

Author : Phyllis M. Belt-Beyan
ISBN : 0897897994
Genre : Education
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Traces African American literacy acquisition in the 19th century through family and community efforts.

The Intellectual In Twentieth Century Southern Literature

Author : Tara Powell
ISBN : 9780807138991
Genre : History
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Never in its long history has the South provided an entirely comfortable home for the intellectual. In this thought-provoking contribution to the field of southern studies, Tara Powell considers the evolving ways that major post--World War II southern writers have portrayed intellectuals -- from Flannery O'Connor's ironic view of "interleckchuls" to Gail Godwin's southerners striving to feel at home in the academic world. Although Walker Percy, like his fellow Catholic writer O'Connor, explicitly rejected the intellectual label for himself, he nonetheless introduced the modern novel of ideas to southern letters, Powell shows, by placing sympathetic, non-caricatured intellectuals at the center of his influential works. North Carolinians Doris Betts and her student Tim McLaurin made their living teaching literature and creative writing in academia, and Betts's fiction often includes dislocated academics while McLaurin's superb memoirs, often funny, frequently point up the limitations of the mind as opposed to the heart and the spirit. Examining works by Ernest Gaines, Alice Walker, and Randall Kenan, Powell traces the evolution of the black American literacy narrative from a stress on the post-Emancipation conviction, which saw formal education as an essential means of resisting oppression, to the growing suspicion in the post--civil rights era of literacy acts that may estrange educated blacks from the larger black community. Powell concludes with Godwin, who embraces university life in her fiction as she explores what it means to be a southern female intellectual in the modern world -- a world in which all those markers inscribe isolation.

Freedom S Journal

Author : Jacqueline Bacon
ISBN : 0739118943
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Freedom's Journal is a comprehensive study of the first African-American newspaper, which was founded in the first half of the 19th Century. The book investigates all aspects of publication as well as using the source material to extract information about African-American life at that time.

Nineteenth Century Literature

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121718691
Genre : English fiction
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Contains articles which focus on a broad spectrum of significant figures in fiction, philosophy, and criticism such as Austen, Carlyle, Dickens,Thackeray, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, and Henry James.

Forgotten Readers

Author : Elizabeth McHenry
ISBN : 0822329956
Genre : Literary Criticism
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DIVRecovers the history of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century African American reading societies./div

America History And Life

Author : Eric H. Boehm
ISBN : UOM:39015065819677
Genre : United States
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

A History Of The African American People

Author : James Oliver Horton
ISBN : 0814326978
Genre : History
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Examines the social and communal history of African Americans from 1650 through 1995

Small Towns Black Lives

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Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261891
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Black Africans In Renaissance Europe

Author : K. J. P. Lowe
ISBN : 0521815827
Genre : History
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This book, first published in 2005, opens up the much neglected area of the black African presence in Western Europe during the Renaissance. Covering history, literature, art history and anthropology, it investigates a whole range of black African experience and representation across Renaissance Europe, from various types of slavery to black musicians and dancers, from real and symbolic Africans at court to the view of the Catholic Church, and from writers of African descent to black African 'criminality'. The main purpose of the collection is to show the variety and complexity of black African life in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe, and how it was affected by firmly held preconceptions relating to the African continent and its inhabitants. Of enormous importance for both European and American history, this book mixes empirical material and theoretical approaches, and addresses such issues as stereotypes, changing black African identity, and cultural representation in art and literature.

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