Black Literature, 1827-1940



Black Literature, 1827-1940

This edition

"Black Literature, 1827-1940" . Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1987-96. 2,997 microfiches + 1 CD-ROM (with index to contents).

Other editions, reprints, and translations

• CD-ROM version of microfiche publication: Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1994- .
"Documents cover black periodical literature published between 1827-1940 and include four genres: fiction, poetry, book reviews and literary notices. Reviews contain judgements of literary works and notices refer to general literary matters. The collection is not just of social and historical importance in understanding the Afro-American experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but also has considerable literary significance. It demonstrates that relatively uneducated black people produced literature of the same quality as well-educated white people writing in publications such as Scribner's at the same time. A number of the texts are written by women and deal with black women's issues. A group of white authors who wrote for black periodicals are included as well. Some articles are in French and not translated" (SUNY Albany Library catalogue).
Index available in print format, and on CD-ROM.

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Reviews and notices of anthology

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Commentary on anthology

• "Contains fiction, poetry, book reviews, and literary notices originally published in 900 black periodicals and newspapers./ Accompanied by a printed guide, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., entitled: Black literature, 1827-1940" (WorldCat).

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not in Kinnamon 1997]

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