Introduction to Black Literature in America, from 1746 to the Present



Introduction to Black Literature in America, from 1746 to the Present

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"An Introduction to Black Literature in America, from 1746 to the Present" . Comp. Lindsay Patterson. New York: Publishers Co., 1968. xvii+302 pp.; rev. ed. Cornwells Heights, PA: Publishers Agency, 1978. xvii+302 pp.

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Contents (partial) (1968 ed.): A plan of peace office for the United States / Benjamin Banneker -- The future of the negro / Frederick Douglass -- A slave among slaves / Booker T. Washington -- Dreams / W.E.B. Du Bois -- The childhood of an ex-colored man / James Weldon Johnson -- The Negro renaissance : Jean Toomer and the Harlem writers of the 1920's / arna Bontemps -- Malcolm X is dead / John Oliver Killens -- Journey to Atlanta / James Baldwin -- Uncle Toms's cabin: alternate ending / LeRoi Jones -- Writers: black and white / Langston Hughes. -- . . . -- Fate and Bigger Thomas [from Native son] / Richard Wright (p. [162]-171) -- For my people / Margaret Walker (p. 219) . . . Bibliography (pp. 299-300).
Contents (1978 ed.): Works by Briton Hammon, Gustavus Vassa, Benjamin Banneker, John Marrant, Absalom Jones and Richard Allen, Lucy Terry, Jupiter Hammon, Phillip Wheatley, James Forten, Moses Roper, William G. Allen, James McCune Smith, Willaim C. Nell, Alexander Curmmell, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, William Wells Brown, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Charles Waddell Chesnutt, George Moses Horton, Albery A. Whitman, James Edwin Campbell, Paul Laurence Dunbar, W.E.B. Du Bois, James Weldon Johnson, Arna Botemps, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Sterling A. Brown, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Anne Spencer, Claude McKay, Frank Horne, Countee Cullen, Waring Cuney, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Ted Poston, Frank Yerby, Willard Motley, John A. Williams, Paule Marshall, Gwendolyn Brooks, John Oliver Killens, James Baldwin, Melvin B. Tolson, Fenton Johnson, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, Margaret Walker, Margaret Danner, Robert Hayden, Samuel Allen, Allen Morrison, Robert Boles, Mike Thelwell, Charles Wright, Martin J. Hamer, Lindsay Patterson, Clifford Vincent Johnson, Henry Van Dyke, LeRoi Jones, George Houston Bass, Jay Wright, David Henderson, Ted Joans, Mari Evans, Tom Dent, G.C. Oden, Julia Fields, Calvin C. Hernton, John Henrik Clarke, Loften Mitchell, Saunders Redding, Alfred Chester and Vilma Howard./ Includes bibliographical references.

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