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The Resource Emmett Till in literary memory and imagination, edited by Harriet Pollack and Christopher Metress

Emmett Till in literary memory and imagination, edited by Harriet Pollack and Christopher Metress

Label
Emmett Till in literary memory and imagination
Title
Emmett Till in literary memory and imagination
Statement of responsibility
edited by Harriet Pollack and Christopher Metress
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The horrific 1955 slaying of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till marks a significant turning point in the history of American race relations. An African American boy from Chicago, Till was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when he was accused of "wolf-whistling" at a young white woman. His murderers abducted him from his great-uncle's home, beat him, then shot him in the head. Three days later, searchers discovered his body in the Tallahatchie River. The two white men charged with his murder received a swift acquittal from an all-white jury. The eleven essays in Emmett Till in Literary Memory and Imagination examine how the narrative of the Till lynching continues to haunt racial consciousness and to resonate in our collective imagination." "The trial and acquittal of Till's murderers became, in the words of one historian, "the first great media event of the civil rights movement," and since then, the lynching has assumed a central place in literary memory. The international group of contributors to this volume explores how the Emmett Till story has been fashioned and refashioned in fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiography by writers as diverse as William Bradford Huie, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, Anne Moody, Nicolas Guillen, Aime Cesaire, Bebe Moore Campbell, and Lewis Nordan."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.R32
LC item number
E46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pollack, Harriet
  • Metress, Christopher
Series statement
Southern literary studies
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  • Till, Emmett
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Race in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • African Americans
  • Lynching in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Civil rights movements in literature
  • United States
Label
Emmett Till in literary memory and imagination, edited by Harriet Pollack and Christopher Metress
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
136783027
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780807132814
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007021770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)136783027
Label
Emmett Till in literary memory and imagination, edited by Harriet Pollack and Christopher Metress
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
136783027
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780807132814
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007021770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)136783027

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