Encompassing Pulitzer Prize winners Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Rita Dove, national icons Maya Angelou and Nikki African Giovanni, and prominent cult figures Zora Neale Hurston and Octavia Butler, African American women's literature is the one of the fastest growing areas of American literature today. This is the first comprehensive anthology of African American women's literature. This is the only book that covers all historical periods, from the 18th century up through the early years of the 21st century; and all genres: from poems, essays, journal entries, and short stories to novels and black feminist criticism. An exciting and interested reader for anyone who wants a comprehensive package of African-American women's writings.
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Encompassing Pulitzer Prize winners Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Rita Dove, national icons Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, and prominent cult figures Zora Neale Hurston and Octavia Butler, African American women's literature is one of the fastest growing areas of American literature today. The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Women's Literature is the first comprehensive collection of African American women's literature available today. It covers all historical periods, from the 18th century up through the early years of the 21st century; and all genres: from poems, essays, journal entries, and short stories to novels and black feminist criticism. Organized by three principles—chronology, genre, and theme—Lee's anthology includes questions for thought and discussion at the end of each writing.About the Author:
Valerie Lee is the chair of the Department of English at The Ohio State University. She is the former chair of the Department of Women's Studies and is active in the field of African American women's literature.
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Book Description Pearson, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: CONTENTS Contents by Genre ix Contents by Theme xii Preface xvii Acknowledgments xvii Map: Writers and Geography xix Timeline xx An Era of Resistance: 19th-Century African American Women's Writings Jacqueline Jones Royster xxviii The Colonial and Antebellum Periods 1 "Slavery is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women." Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl "She is mother, and her heart / Is Breaking in despair." "The Slave Mother" Lucy Terry Prince (1730-1821) "Bars Fight" (1746) 2 Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784) "On Being Brought from Africa to America" (1773) 3 "To S.M., A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works" (1773) 3 "On Imagination" (1773) 4 "To Samson Occom" (1774) 4 "To His Excellency General Washington" (1775) 5 Jarena Lee (1783-1849) From The Life and Religious Experience of Jarena Lee (1836) "My Call to Preach the Gospel" 6 Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) "Ar'n't I a Woman?" Speech to the Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, presented May 29, 1851 8 "When Woman Gets Her Rights, Man Will BeRight"-delivered at the annual meeting of the American Equal Rights Association in New York (1867) 9 Nancy Gardner Prince (1799c.-1856) From A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince, Written By Herself (1850) 10 Maria W. Stewart (1803-1879) From "Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality" (1831) 14 "Lecture Delivered at the Franklin Hall" (1832) 19 Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897) From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) Chapter 1-"Childhood" 22 Julia A. Foote (1823-1900) From A Brand Plucked from the Fire (1879) Chapter 1-"Birth and Parentage" 24 Chapter 17-"My Call to Preach the Gospel" 25 Frances E. W. Harper (1825-1911) "The Slave Mother" (1854) 26 "The Syrophenician Woman" (1854) 27 "Ethiopia" (1854) 27 "Bury Me in a Free Land" (1857) 27 "The Two Offers" (1859) 28 "Our Greatest Want" (1859) 32 "Woman's Political Future" (1893) 33 "A Double Standard" (1894) 35 Harriet E. Wilson (1828-1863) From Our Nig (1859) Chapter 2-"My Father's Death" 36 Hannah Crafts From The Bondwoman's Narrative (circa 1850s) "A New Master" 39 The Reconstruction Period 41 "But to be a woman of the Negro race in America, and to be able to grasp the deep significance of the possibilities of the crisis, is to have a heritage, it seems to me, unique in the ages." Anna Julia Cooper, A Voice From the South "Mrs. Willis was a good example of a class of women of that came into existence at the close of the Civil War. She was not a rara avis, but one of many possibilities which the future will develop from among the ed women of New England." Pauline E. Hopkins, Contending Forces Elizabeth Keckley (1824c.-1907) From Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty Years as a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (1868) Preface 42 Chapter 1-"Where I Was Born" 44 Chapter 9-"Behind the Scenes" 46 Charlotte L. Forten Grimke (1837-1914) From The Journals of Charlotte L. Forten Grimke Introduction to Journal, May 25, 1854-June 25, 1854 49 Gertrude Bustill Mossell (1855-1948) A Lofty Study" (1894) 52 Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964) From A Voice From the South (1892) "Womanhood A Vital Element in the Regeneration and Progress of a Race" 54 "The Status of Woman in America" 62 Pauline E. Hopkins (1859-1930) From Contending Forces (1900) Chapter 7-"Friendship" 67 Chapter 8-"The Sewing-Circle" 73 Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) From A Red Record (1895) Chapter 1-"The Case Stated" 79 Chapter 10-"The Remedy" 83 Expansi. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0130485462
Book Description Pearson, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0130485462
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 624 pages. 10.00x8.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0130485462