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African American Atheists and Political LiberationA Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

Michael Lackey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030357
eISBN:
9780813039459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030357.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This study of atheist African American writers poses a substantive challenge to those who see atheism in despairing and nihilistic terms. The author argues that while most white atheists mourn the ... More

African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni
Morrison

African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

K. Zauditu-Selassie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Toni Morrison herself has long urged for organic critical readings of her works. This book delves into African spiritual traditions, explaining the meanings of African cosmology and epistemology as ... More

Alain L. LockeThe Biography of a Philosopher

Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Leonard Harris and Charles Molesworth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Alain L. Locke (1886–1954), in his famous 1925 anthology The New Negro, declared that “the pulse of the Negro world has begun to beat in Harlem.” Often called the father of the Harlem Renaissance, he ... More

All Stories Are TrueHistory, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Tracie Church Guzzio

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030048
eISBN:
9781617030055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book provides a full-length study of John Edgar Wideman’s entire oeuvre to date. Specifically, it examines the ways in which Wideman engages with three crucial themes—history, myth, and ... More

All Those StrangersThe Art and Lives of James Baldwin

All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin

Douglas Field

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384150
eISBN:
9780199384181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384150.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The book examines how James Baldwin’s fiction and nonfiction shaped and responded to key political and cultural developments in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s. It is animated by an ... More

American LazarusReligion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

Joanna Brooks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332919
eISBN:
9780199851263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The 1780s and 1790s were a critical era for communities of color in the new United States of America. Even Thomas Jefferson observed that in the aftermath of the American Revolution, “the spirit of ... More

The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

Julia Sun-Joo Lee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390322
eISBN:
9780199776207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390322.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book investigates the shaping influence of the American slave narrative on the Victorian novel in the years between the British Abolition Act and the American Emancipation Proclamation. In a ... More

The Black Cultural FrontBlack Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Brian Dolinar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032691
eISBN:
9781617032707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book describes how the social and political movements that grew out of the Depression facilitated the left turn of several African American artists and writers. The Communist-led John Reed Clubs ... More

Black Print UnboundThe Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture

Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture

Eric Gardner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190237080
eISBN:
9780190237110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237080.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book explores the development of the Christian Recorder during and just after the American Civil War. As a study of the official African Methodist Episcopal Church newspaper (a periodical of ... More

Black PrometheusRace and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Jared Hickman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272586
eISBN:
9780190272609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272586.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book addresses the specific conditions under and the pointed implications with which an ancient story about different orders of gods dueling over the fate of humanity became such a prominent ... More

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