Download e-book for iPad: African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook by Emmanuel S. Nelson

By Emmanuel S. Nelson

There is growing to be renowned and scholarly curiosity in autobiography, in addition to expanding regard for the achievements of African American writers. the 1st reference of its type, this quantity chronicles the autobiographical culture in African American literature. incorporated are alphabetically prepared entries for sixty six African American authors who current autobiographical fabric of their works. the amount profiles significant figures, comparable to Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, besides many lesser identified autobiographers who deserve better recognition. whereas a few are identified basically for his or her literary accomplishments, others have received popularity of their diversified contributions to society.

The entries are written by means of professional individuals and supply authoritative information regarding their topics. every one starts with a concise biography, which summarizes the existence and achievements of the autobiographer. this is often via a dialogue of significant autobiographical works and subject matters, besides an summary of the autobiographer's severe reception. The entries shut with basic and secondary bibliographies, and a particular, normal bibliography concludes the quantity. jointly, the entries supply a close portrait of the African American autobiographical culture from the 18th century to the present.

Show description

Read Online or Download African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook PDF

Similar ethnic & national biographies books

Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic - download pdf or read online

When you consider that its e-book in 1932, Black Elk Speaks has moved numerous readers to understand the yankee Indian global that it defined. John Neihardt’s well known narrative addressed the adolescence and early maturity of Black Elk, an Oglala Sioux spiritual elder. Michael F. Steltenkamp now offers the 1st complete interpretive biography of Black Elk, distilling in a single quantity what's identified of this American Indian knowledge keeper whose existence has helped advisor others.

Download e-book for iPad: In the Words of Frederick Douglass: Quotations from by Frederick Douglass,John R. McKivigan,Heather L. Kaufman,John

"No individuals are extra observed and no humans appear extra imperfectly understood. those that see us each day look to not be aware of us. "-Frederick Douglass on African Americans"There isn't any negro challenge. the matter is whether or not the yank humans have loyalty adequate, honor sufficient, patriotism sufficient, to stay as much as their very own structure.

Luca Scarlini's Siviero contro Hitler: La battaglia per l’Arte (Italian PDF

Rodolfo Siviero (1911-1983), spia ed esperto d’arte, ha contribuito alla salvezza e al recupero di molte opere rubate dai nazisti durante l. a. Seconda guerra mondiale. In un montaggio incrociato, Siviero contro Hitler presenta da un lato le ambizioni monumentali di esproprio dei nazisti (tra le funeree grandezze del Carinhall di Göring e il progettato Museo Hitler di Linz), dall’altro le avventure, in parte coperte dal segreto ufficiale, di questo 007 dell’Arte e il suo contributo alla salvaguardia del nostro patrimonio artistico.

New PDF release: Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage: Intersecting

This e-book is a examine of the function of cultural and historical past networks and the way they could aid associations and their host societies deal with the tensions and recognize the possibilities coming up from migration. In taking a look at previous and rising demanding situations of social inclusion and cultural discussion, hybrid types of cultural id, citizenship and nationwide belonging, the examine additionally units out to respond to the questions 'how'.

Additional info for African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook

Sample text

Download PDF sample

African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook by Emmanuel S. Nelson


by Donald
4.1

Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 41 votes