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The Resource Before Harlem : an anthology of African American literature from the long nineteenth century, edited by Ajuan Maria Mance

Before Harlem : an anthology of African American literature from the long nineteenth century, edited by Ajuan Maria Mance

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Before Harlem : an anthology of African American literature from the long nineteenth century
Title
Before Harlem
Title remainder
an anthology of African American literature from the long nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ajuan Maria Mance
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
"Despite important recovery and authentication efforts during the last twenty-five years, the vast majority of nineteenth-century African American writers and their work remain unknown to today's readers. Moreover, the most widely used anthologies of black writing have established a canon based largely on current interests and priorities. Seeking to establish a broader perspective, this collection brings together a wealth of autobiographical writings, fiction, poetry, speeches, sermons, essays, and journalism that better portrays the intellectual and cultural debates, social and political struggles, and community publications and institutions that nurtured black writers from the early 1800s to the eve of the Harlem Renaissance. As editor Ajuan Mance notes, previous collections have focused mainly on writing that found a significant audience among white readers. Consequently, authors whose work appeared in African American-owned publications for a primarily black audience--such as Solomon G. Brown, Henrietta Cordelia Ray, and T. Thomas Fortune--have faded from memory. Even figures as celebrated as Frederick Douglass and Paul Laurence Dunbar are today much better known for their "cross-racial" writings than for the larger bodies of work they produced for a mostly African American readership. There has also been a tendency in modern canon making, especially in the genre of autobiography, to stress antebellum writing rather than writings produced after the Civil War and Reconstruction. Similarly, religious writings--despite the centrality of the church in the everyday lives of black readers and the interconnectedness of black spiritual and intellectual life--have not received the emphasis they deserve. Filling those critical gaps with a selection of 143 works by 65 writers, Before Harlem presents as never before an in-depth picture of the literary, aesthetic, and intellectual landscape of nineteenth-century African America and will be a valuable resource for a new generation of readers. "--
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DLC
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810.8/0896073
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS508.N3
LC item number
M34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mance, Ajuan Maria
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Reference
  • Schwarze
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • USA
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • American literature
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Before Harlem : an anthology of African American literature from the long nineteenth century, edited by Ajuan Maria Mance
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 677-684) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
910294514
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xlviii, 704 pages
Isbn
9781621902027
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015035900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025834230
System control number
(OCoLC)910294514
Label
Before Harlem : an anthology of African American literature from the long nineteenth century, edited by Ajuan Maria Mance
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 677-684) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
910294514
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xlviii, 704 pages
Isbn
9781621902027
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015035900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025834230
System control number
(OCoLC)910294514

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