Описание: Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. Freedom from Fear tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities.
Описание: 'The impressive array of scholars gathered in this collection, all experts in the field, read the plays with nuance and situate them deftly within their cultural and historical contexts. Scholars of contemporary theater and drama and of African American literature will find value in this engaging collection.'– Choice 'For students and scholars of American theatre and drama generally and African American theatre and drama most particularly, this is an extremely valuable critical source.'– Harry Elam, Stanford University, USA In the lastfifty years, American and World theatre has been challenged and enriched by the rise to prominence of numerous female African American dramatists. Contemporary African American Women Playwrights is the first critical volume to explore the contexts and influences of these writers, and their exploration of black history and identity through a wealth of diverse, courageous and visionary dramas. Kolin compiles a wealth of new essays, comprising: Yale scholar David Krasner on the dramatic legacy of Lorraine Hansberry, Zora Neale Hurston, Marita Bonner and Georgia Douglas Johnson individual chapters devoted to: Alice Childress, Sonia Sanchez, Adrienne Kennedy, Ntozake Shange, Pearl Cleage, Aishah Rahman, Glenda Dickerson, Anna Deavere Smith and Suzan Lori-Parks an essay and accompanying interview with Lynn Nottage comprehensive discussion of attendant theatrical forms, from choreopoems and surrealistic plays, to documentary theatre and civil rights dramas, and their use in challenging racial and gender hierarchies. Contributors: Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Soyica Diggs, James Fisher, Freda Scott Giles, Joan Wylie Hall, Philip C. Kolin, David Krasner, Sandra G. Shannon, Debby Thompson, Beth Turner and Jacqueline Wood.
Автор: Eleanora E. Tate Название: African American Musicians ISBN: 0471253561 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780471253563 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2539 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Twenty-five inspiring biographical profiles span two centuries of African American historyThis lively collection of profiles tells the inspiring stories of twenty-five African American musicians: both the legendary and the forgotten musical heroes whose contributions to the industry were invaluable to those who later followed in their footsteps. Each well-rounded biography covers a musician's origins, challenges, and accomplishments. - Includes many music industry giants, as well as lesser-known names - Boxed features highlight significant achievements and provide historical anecdotes and context - Includes a timeline, index notes, a bibliography, and a glossary Eleanora E. Tate (Morehead, NC) is an award-winning children's book author. Her honors include a CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Trade Book in the Fields of Social Studies. Jim Haskins (New York, NY) is Professor of English Literature at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and the author of more than one hundred nonfiction books for young readers. His awards include the Washington Post Children's Book Award and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.
Автор: Lott L Tommy L, Hunter C John, Pittman P John P, C Название: Companion to African-American Philosophy ISBN: 1557868395 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781557868398 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 28314 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This collection of introductory essays brings together the leading voices in the field of African-American philosophy and African-American social and political thought. The volume provides a critical survey and overview of African-American social, political, and philosophical thought.
Описание: A history of still camera work generated by the American silent motion picture industry that chronicles the evolution of silent film aesthetics, glamour, and publicity. Exploring the work of over sixty camera artists, it recovers the stories of the photographers who descended on early Hollywood and the stars who sat for them between 1908 and 1928.
Автор: Jackson,II R Название: African American Communication & Identities ISBN: 0761928464 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780761928461 Издательство: Sage Publications Рейтинг: Цена: 12112 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "African American Communication and Identities" brings together key essays concerning communicative aspects of African American identities. This book
explains the disciplinary dimensions of African American communication literature: communication theory & identity; language & rhetoric; relational contexts; gendered contexts;
organizational & instructional contexts; and, mass mediated contexts. This is the first anthology of well-known essays concerning the study of both African American communication and
African American identities, showing how each mutually informs the other.
Автор: Poplack S Shana, Rubin A Andrew, Tagliamonte Sali, Название: African American English in the Diaspora ISBN: 0631212663 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780631212669 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 9620 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Investigates the origins of contemporary African American Vernacular English (AAVE), one of the oldest, yet unsolved, questions in sociolinguistics. This volume presents a comprehensive analysis of tense and aspect as manifested in recorded conversations with 101 former slaves and their descendants.
Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover's white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI's hostility to black protest was energized by fear of and respect for black writing. Drawing on nearly 14,000 pages of newly released FBI files, F.B. Eyes exposes the Bureau's intimate policing of five decades of African American poems, plays, essays, and novels. Starting in 1919, year one of Harlem's renaissance and Hoover's career at the Bureau, secretive FBI "ghostreaders" monitored the latest developments in African American letters. By the time of Hoover's death in 1972, these ghostreaders knew enough to simulate a sinister black literature of their own. The official aim behind the Bureau's close reading was to anticipate political unrest. Yet, as William J. Maxwell reveals, FBI surveillance came to influence the creation and public reception of African American literature in the heart of the twentieth century.
Taking his title from Richard Wright's poem "The FB Eye Blues," Maxwell details how the FBI threatened the international travels of African American writers and prepared to jail dozens of them in times of national emergency. All the same, he shows that the Bureau's paranoid style could prompt insightful criticism from Hoover's ghostreaders and creative replies from their literary targets. For authors such as Claude McKay, James Baldwin, and Sonia Sanchez, the suspicion that government spy-critics tracked their every word inspired rewarding stylistic experiments as well as disabling self-censorship.
Illuminating both the serious harms of state surveillance and the ways in which imaginative writing can withstand and exploit it, F.B. Eyes is a groundbreaking account of a long-hidden dimension of African American literature.
Описание: This book examines literature by African, Native, and Jewish American novelists at the beginning of the twentieth century, a period of radical dislocation from homelands for these three ethnic groups as well as the period when such voices established themselves as central figures in the American literary canon.
Автор: Brown Leslie Название: African American Voices ISBN: 1444339419 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781444339413 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 6262 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Compelling and enlightening, this collection of primary source documents allows twenty-first century students to direct dial key figures in African-American history. It includes concise and perceptive commentary along with engaging suggestions for discussion and project work.
Описание: In 1912, white land developers founded Idlewild, an African American resort community in western Michigan. Over the following decades, the town became one of the country’s foremost vacation destinations for the black middle class, during its peak drawing tens of thousands of visitors annually and hosting the era’s premier entertainers, such as The Four Tops, Della Reese, Brook Benton, and George Kirby. With the civil rights movement and the resulting expansion of recreation options available to African Americans, Idlewild suffered a sharp social and economic decline, and by the early 1980s the town had become a struggling retirement community in the midst of financial and political crises.<br><br>Meticulously researched and unearthing never-before-seen historical material, Ronald J. Stephens’s book examines the rapid rise and decline of this pivotal landmark in African American and leisure history, in the process exploring intersections among race, class, tourism, entertainment, and historic preservation in the United States. Featuring a wealth of fieldwork on contemporary Idlewild, the book also takes a candid look at recent revitalisation efforts and analyses the possibilities for a future resurgence of this national treasure.
Описание: A selection of Doubleday Direct's African American Book Club "Indispensable." --Emerge"Bolden has assembled a most rewarding cast and done a splendid job of telling their stories." --Herb Boyd, coeditor, Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in AmericaAn epic, evocative history--from Jamestown to the Million Man MarchIn over 100 unforgettable profiles spanning four centuries,Strong Men Keep Coming aims to capture nothing less than the essence of the black male experience in America. Author Tonya Bolden tells the stories of a remarkably diverse selection of African American men, offering fresh perspectives on towering icons like Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, and Martin Luther King Jr., and shedding light on lesser-known but equally fascinating figures such as Revolutionary War soldier Salem Poor, linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner, and pioneering filmmaker Oscar Michaeux. By turns inspiring and heart-wrenching, triumphant and tragic, this is an indispensable collection of rigorous research and powerful writing.Profiles a vast range of figures, from Booker T. Washington and A. Philip Randolph to Charlie Parker, Berry Gordy, and Malcolm XTonya Bolden (New York, NY) is the acclaimed author/editor of twelve books, including the bestselling 33 Things Every Girl Should Know, The Book of African American Women, Rites of Passage: Stories About Growing Up by Black Writers from Around the World and And Not Afraid to Dare.
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