Black American Literature: Essays



Black American Literature: Essays

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"Black American Literature: Essays" . Ed. Darwin T. Turner. Columbus, OH: Merrill, 1969. x+154 pp.

Table of contents

Letter XI / William Wells Brown -- A letter to Mrs. Stowe / Frederick Douglass -- The Negro race not under a curse / Alexander Crummell -- Negro life in Washington / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Of the passing of the first born of Alexander Crummell / W.E.B. DuBois -- Frederick Douglass / Kelly Miller -- Detroit / James Weldon Johnson -- Fooling our white folks / Langston Hughes -- What the Negro thinks of the South / George S. Schuyler -- American Negro literature / Saunders Redding -- On becoming a writer / Ralph W. Ellison -- The discovery of what it means to be an American / James Baldwin -- The black psyche / John O. Killens -- City of Harlem and Cold, hurt, and sorrow (streets of despair) / LeRoi Jones -- The white race and its heroes / Eldridge Cleaver.

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Commentary on anthology

As the subtitle indicates, a non-fiction focus: "Fifteen essays are included beginning with William Wells Brown and ending with Eldridge Cleaver" (Kinnamon 1997: 478).

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Kinnamon 1997: 478]

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