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African American Literature (Penguin Academics Series),9780321113412

African American Literature (Penguin Academics Series)

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Summary

African-American Literatureis thematically arranged, comprehensive survey of African-American Literature.The unique thematic organization of the anthology allows for a concise and coherent assessment of African American literature. The thematic approach gives readers a better sense of the intertextuality that binds a literary tradition together rather than a chronological approach that organizes material strictly on the basis of an author's birth date.Those interested in African-American literature.

Table of Contents

Preface xxi
The Middle Passage, Mourning, and Survival
1(116)
Further Reading
5(1)
Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797)
from The Interesting Narrative
6(14)
Robert Hayden (1913-1980)
``Middle Passage''
20(5)
Henry Dumas (1934-1968)
``Ark of Bones''
25(12)
Toni Morrison (1931-)
from Beloved
37(4)
Charles Johnson (1948-)
from Middle Passage
41(4)
August Wilson (1945-)
from Joe Turner's Come and Gone
45(4)
Everett Hoagland (1942-)
``Homecoming''
49(3)
``Goree''
52(4)
``Dust''
56(1)
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
from The Souls of Black Folk
57(5)
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
``A Death Song''
62(1)
Countee Cullen (1903-1946)
``A Brown Girl Dead''
63(1)
Arna Bontemps (1902-1973)
from Black Thunder
64(8)
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
from Their Eyes Were Watching God
72(7)
Alice Walker (1944-)
from In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
79(17)
``Burial''
96(3)
``View from Rosehill Cemetery''
99(1)
Ernest Gaines (1933-)
from A Gathering of Old Men
100(7)
Julie Dash (1952-)
from Daughters of the Dust
107(9)
Writing Assignments
116(1)
The Influence of the Spirituals
117(120)
Further Reading
121(1)
Anonymous
``God's Going to Trouble the Water''
122(1)
Anonymous
``Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?''
122(3)
Anonymous
``Swing Low, Sweet Chariot''
125(1)
Anonymous
``Steal Away to Jesus''
126(1)
Jupiter Hammon (1711-1806)
``An Evening Thought''
127(3)
Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784)
``On Being Brought from Africa to America''
130(1)
``Letter to Samson Occum''
130(1)
Anonymous
``Go Down, Moses''
131(5)
Frances E.W. Harper (1825-1911)
from ``Moses: A Story of the Nile''
136(23)
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
``An Ante-Bellum Sermon''
159(2)
Anonymous
``God's Gonna Set This World on Fire''
161(1)
Anonymous
``Dry Bones''
162(1)
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)
``O Black and Unknown Bards''
163(1)
``The Judgment Day''
164(3)
Robert Hayden (1913-1980)
``Runagate Runagate''
167(3)
Lauryn Hill (1975-)
``Final Hour''
170(1)
Anonymous
``Walk Together Children''
171(2)
John Oliver Killens (1916-1987)
from Youngblood
173(31)
William Melvin Kelley (1937-)
from A Different Drummer
204(18)
Amiri Baraka (1934-)
``When We'll Worship Jesus''
222(3)
Carolyn Rodgers (1945-)
``Jesus Was Crucified''
225(3)
``It Is Deep''
228(1)
Anonymous
``There's No Hiding Place Down There''
229(1)
Curtis Mayfield (1942-1997)
``People Get Ready''
230(1)
Anonymous
``I've Been 'Buked''
231(1)
James Brown (1933-)
``Say It Loud''
232(1)
Charlie Braxton (1961-)
``Apocalypse''
233(1)
Nicole Breedlove (1970-)
``The New Miz Praise De Lawd''
234(1)
Writing Assignments
235(2)
The South as Literary Landscape
237(94)
Further Reading
240(1)
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)
from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, American Slave, Written by Himself
241(19)
Margaret Walker (1915-1988)
``Southern Song''
260(1)
Jean Toomer (1894-1967)
from Cane
261(11)
Richard Wright (1908-1960)
``Big Boy Leaves Home''
272(34)
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
from Their Eyes Were Watching God
306(5)
Gloria Naylor (1950-)
from Mama Day
311(8)
Maya Angelou (1928-)
from Gather Together in My Name
319(8)
Billie Holiday (1915-1959)
``Strange Fruit''
327(1)
Arrested Development
``Tennessee''
328(2)
Writing Assignments
330(1)
Folklore and Literature
331(120)
Further Reading
335(1)
Anonymous
``The Signifying Monkey''
336(2)
Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932)
``Goophered Grapevine''
338(12)
``Po' Sandy''
350(9)
Anonymous
``Railroad Bill''
359(1)
Ishmael Reed (1938-)
``Railroad Bill, A Conjure Man''
360(6)
from Flight to Canada
366(8)
Anonymous
``Stagolee''
374(1)
Anonymous
``The Sinking of the Titanic''
375(2)
Etheridge Knight (1931-1991)
``I Sing of Shine''
377(1)
Anonymous
``John Henry''
378(4)
Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966)
``The Birth of John Henry''
382(1)
Colson Whitehead (1969-)
from John Henry Days
383(6)
Ntozake Shange (1948-)
from Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo
389(39)
Tina McElroy Ansa (1949-)
from Baby of the Family
428(21)
Writing Assignments
449(2)
Expressions of Blues and Jazz
451(110)
Further Reading
454(1)
W. C. Handy (1873-1958)
``St. Louis Blues''
455(2)
Bessie Smith (1894-1937)
``Backwater Blues''
457(1)
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
``The Weary Blues''
458(1)
``Midwinter Blues''
459(1)
``Ma Man''
460(1)
``Wide River''
460(1)
``Flatted Fifths''
461(1)
``Jam Session''
462(1)
``The Backlash Blues''
462(1)
Ma Rainey (1886-1939)
``See, See Rider''
463(1)
``Sissy Blues''
464(1)
``Prove It on Me Blues''
464(2)
Sterling Brown (1901-1989)
``Ma Rainey''
466(1)
``New St. Louis Blues''
467(3)
Quincy Troupe (1939-)
``River Town Packin House Blues''
470(3)
Mari Evans
``Liberation Blues''
473(1)
``Lee Morgan''
474(2)
James Baldwin (1924-1987)
``Sonny's Blues''
476(29)
Ted Joans (1928-2003)
``Jazz Is''
505(1)
``Jazz Is My Religion''
506(1)
``Him the Bird''
506(2)
Bob Kaufmann (1925-1986)
``His Horn''
508(1)
``O-Jazz-O''
508(1)
Amiri Baraka (1934-)
``Am/Trak''
509(6)
Sonia Sanchez (1934-)
``a/coltrane/poem''
515(3)
Jayne Cortez (1936-)
``Into This Time''
518(3)
``Solo Finger Solo''
521(1)
Xam Wilson Cartier (1949-)
from Be-Bop, Re-Bop
522(12)
Sterling Plumpp (1940-)
``Law Giver in the Wilderness''
534(3)
``Ornate with Smoke''
537(5)
``Riffs''
542(2)
``My History''
544(4)
Yusef Komunyakaa (1947-)
``Elegy for Thelonius''
548(1)
``February in Sydney''
549(1)
Angela Jackson (1951-)
``Billie in Silk''
550(2)
``Make/n My Music''
552(1)
Brian Gilmore (1962-)
``d.c.-harlem suite''
553(7)
Writing Assignments
560(1)
Stories of Migration
561(134)
Further Reading
565(1)
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
from The Sport of the Gods
566(91)
Ma Rainey (1886-1939)
``Traveling Blues''
657(1)
Bessie Smith (1894-1937) and Clara Smith (1894-1935)
``Faraway Blues''
658(1)
Alain Locke (1886-1954)
``The New Negro''
659(11)
Toni Morrison (1931-)
from Jazz
670(5)
Ralph Ellison (1913-1994)
from Invisible Man
675(10)
Arthur Flowers (1950-)
from Another Good Loving Blues
685(7)
Writing Assignments
692(3)
Urban Landscapes
695(100)
Further Reading
698(1)
Nathan McCall (1955-)
from Makes Me Wanna Holler
699(15)
John Edgar Wideman (1941-)
from Brothers and Keepers
714(9)
Eugene B. Redmond (1937-)
``City Night Storm''
723(1)
``We're Tight, Soul-Tight---Like Lincolnites''
724(4)
``Indigenous Daughter Awake in the Dreams of Nana''
728(1)
``Choreo-Empress' Leg-a-cy Lands on East Saint Earth, 2nd Take''
729(2)
``Wishing...''
731(1)
Terry McMillan (1951-)
from Mama
732(8)
Rita Dove (1952-)
``The Zulus''
740(3)
``Maple Valley Branch Library, 1967''
743(2)
``My Mother Enters the Work Force''
745(1)
Wanda Coleman (1946-)
``Fast Eddie''
746(1)
``Flight of the California Condor (2)''
747(2)
``Dominoes''
749(1)
``Low English''
750(1)
``Sears Life''
751(1)
``South Central Los Angeles Deathtrip 1982''
752(5)
Lamont B. Steptoe (1949-)
``Window Shopping''
757(1)
``Kennywood''
758(1)
``Three Legged Chairs''
759(1)
``Spooked''
759(1)
``Seamstress''
760(1)
``A Ghosted Blues''
761(1)
Mursalata Muhammad (1969-)
``Detroit''
762(1)
``Street Play''
763(1)
``Women at the House of Braids Discuss Flo Jo''
764(2)
Keith Gilyard (1952-)
``The Hatmaker''
766(4)
``Anyone Heard from Manuel?''
770(11)
Walter Mosley (1952-)
``The Thief''
781(13)
Writing Assignments
794(1)
A Strand of Social Protest
795(136)
Further Reading
798(1)
Richard Wright (1908-1960)
from Native Son
799(16)
Chester Himes (1909-1984)
from If He Hollers Let Him Go
815(10)
Ann Petry (1908-1997)
from The Street
825(14)
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
``Tell Me''
839(1)
``Harlem [2]''
839(1)
Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)
A Raisin in the Sun
840(88)
Writing Assignments
928(3)
Jeremiads
931(106)
Further Reading
936(1)
David Walker (1785-1830)
Article III of the Appeal
937(8)
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)
``The Blood of the Slave on the Skirts of the Northern People''
945(4)
``Emancipation, Racism, and the Work Before Us''
949(11)
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
``Speech at the Atlanta Exposition''
960(3)
from The Future of the American Negro
963(14)
Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931)
from A Red Record
977(4)
from Mob Rule in New Orleans
981(2)
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
``The Niagara Movement''
983(3)
``Awake America''
986(1)
from The Autobiography of W. E. B. Du Bois
987(6)
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955)
``Certain Unalienable Rights''
993(10)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
``Speech at Holt Street Baptist Church''
1003(4)
``I Have a Dream''
1007(4)
from Where Do We Go From Here?
1011(6)
Cornel West (1953-)
``Beyond Multiculturalism & Eurocentrism''
1017(14)
``A Twilight Civilization''
1031(3)
Writing Assignments
1034(3)
Discourses of Black Nationalism
1037(104)
Further Reading
1041(1)
David Walker (1785-1830)
Preamble plus Articles I and II of the Appeal
1041(28)
Maria Stewart (1803-1879)
``Address at the African Masonic Hall''
1069(7)
Martin Robison Delany (1812-1885)
``A Glance at Ourselves''
1076(7)
``A Project for an Expedition of Adventure, to the Eastern Coast of Africa''
1083(4)
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
``The Conservation of Races''
1087(11)
Marcus Garvey (1887-1940)
``Africa for the Africans''
1098(4)
``The Future as I See It''
1102(5)
``First Speech after Release from Tombs Prison Delivered at Liberty Hall, New York City, September 13, 1923''
1107(5)
Malcolm X (1925-1965)
``The Black Revolution''
1112(6)
``The Ballot or the Bullet''
1118(18)
Haki Madhubuti (1942-)
``Standing as an African Man''
1136(3)
Writing Assignments
1139(2)
Statements of Feminism
1141(108)
Further Reading
1146(1)
Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)
``Speech Delivered to the Woman's Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio'' (Campbell and Gage versions)
1147(3)
``Speech Delivered to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association''
1150(2)
Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964)
``Womanhood: A Vital Element in the Regeneration and Progress of a Race (1886)''
1152(19)
Victoria Earle Matthews (1861-1907)
``The Awakening of the Afro-American Woman''
1171(6)
Georgia Douglas Johnson (1877-1966)
``The Heart of a Woman''
1177(1)
``My Little Dreams''
1178(1)
``Free''
1178(5)
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
from Maud Martha
1183(8)
June Jordan (1936-2002)
``A Song of Sojourner Truth''
1191(2)
``Where Is the Love?''
1193(6)
``A New Politics of Sexuality''
1199(5)
``Report from the Bahamas''
1204(10)
Alice Walker (1944-)
from The Color Purple
1214(11)
``A Name Is Sometimes an Ancestor Saying Hi, I'm With You''
1225(1)
Bell Hooks (1952-)
``Feminism: It's a Black Thing''
1226(9)
Audre Lorde (1934-1992)
``The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House''
1235(3)
Joan Morgan (1965-)
``the f-word''
1238(9)
Writing Assignments
1247(2)
The Black Aesthetic
1249(82)
Further Reading
1253(1)
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
``My People''
1253(1)
Countee Cullen (1903-1946)
``Heritage''
1254(3)
``From the Dark Tower''
1257(1)
Claude McKay (1889-1948)
``If We Must Die''
1258(1)
``Enslaved''
1259(1)
``Outcast''
1259(1)
Helene Johnson (1906-1995)
``Poem''
1260(1)
``Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem''
1261(1)
Margaret Walker (1915-1998)
``For My People''
1262(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
``The Mother''
1263(2)
``Malcolm X''
1265(1)
Quincy Troupe (1939-)
``Old Black Ladies Standing on Bus Stop Corners #2''
1265(3)
Amiri Baraka (1934-)
``A Poem Some People Will Have to Understand''
1268(1)
``Black Art''
1269(1)
``A Poem for Black Hearts''
1270(2)
John A. Williams (1925-)
from The Man Who Cried I Am
1272(4)
Haki Madhubuti (1942-)
``Back Again, Home''
1276(1)
``We Walk the Way of the New World''
1277(3)
Nikki Giovanni (1943-)
``Black Power''
1280(1)
``Poem for Black Boys''
1280(1)
``The Great Pax Whitie''
1281(3)
Larry Neal (1937-1981)
``Black Writing''
1284(1)
``One Spark Can Light a Prairie Fire''
1285(2)
Sarah Webster Fabio (1928-1979)
``Black Man's Feast''
1287(1)
``Evil Is No Black Thing''
1288(2)
``Tripping with Black Writing''
1290(8)
Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995)
``The Lesson''
1298(7)
Sonia Sanchez (1934-)
``Listenen to Big Black at S.F. State''
1305(1)
``This Is Not a Small Voice''
1306(1)
``From a Black Feminist Conference Reflections on Margaret Walker: Poet''
1307(2)
``Remembering and Honoring Toni Cade Bambara''
1309(3)
Gil Scott-Heron (1949-)
``The Revolution Will Not Be Televised''
1312(2)
Derrick I. M. Gilbert (1970-)
``The Revolution Will Be on the Big Screen''
1314(2)
``Reparation''
1316(4)
``Why I Would Never Buy a Jeep Cherokee''
1320(3)
Tony Medina (1966-)
``Doorway Dirge''
1323(1)
``The Movie I Would Make''
1324(1)
``This Week's Ebony/Jet Showcase's Top Ten Hip Hop Video Singles''
1325(1)
``Taxes''
1325(2)
Kenneth Carroll (1959-)
``On Watching the Republican Convention''
1327(1)
``So What!''
1327(3)
Writing Assignments
1330(1)
Select Chronology of African American Literature 1331(6)
Credits 1337(10)
Index 1347


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