Summary: This collection includes works by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Jerome Wilson, W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Ishmael Reed, and many others.
Edition/Copyright:96 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Harpercollins College Division Published: 01/07/1997 International: No
View Table of Contents
Foreword by Ishmael Reed.
To My Old Master, Jourdon Anderson (19th century). From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897). I Could be a Conjure Doctor and Make Plenty of Money, Lorenzo Ezell (WPA Archives). My White Folks Treated Us Good, Marriah Hines (WPA Archives). Don't Guess Names Matter Much No Way. Lizzie Williams (WPA Archives). From Satchmo, Louis Armstrong (1900-1971). Remembering Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison (1914-1994). Somebody Done Hoodoo'd the Hoodoo Man, Al Young (b. 1939). From The Motion of Light in Water, Samuel R. Delaney (b. 1942). Granddaddy, Itabari Njeri (b. 1954).
The Wife of His Youth, Charles W. Chestnut (1858-1932). Sweat, Zora Neale Hurston (1881-1960). Esther, Jean Toomer (1894-1967). Almos' a Man, Richard Wright (1908-1960). Headwaiter, Chester Himes (1909-1984). Like a Winding Sheet, Ann Petry (b. 1911). The Homecoming, Frank Yerby (b. 1916). Sonny's Blues, James Baldwin (1924-1987). Son in the Afternoon, John A. Williams (b. 1925). To Da-duh in Memoriam, Paule Marshall (b. 1929). The Jewel in the Lotus, Kristin Hunter (b. 1931). Recitatif, Toni Morrison (b. 1931). The Sky is Gray, Ernest J. Gaines (b. 1933). Five Years Ago, Clarence Major (b. 1936). The Only Man on Liberty Street, William Melvin Kelley (b. 1937). The Lesson, Toni Cade Bambara (b. 1939). Everybody Knew Bubba Riff, John Edgar Wideman (b. 1941). Alice Walker (b. 1944). Nineteen Fifty-Five. To Die of Old Age in a Foreign Country, Brenda Flanagan (b. 1944). Menagerie, Charles Johnson (b. 1948). Girl, Jamaica Kincaid (b. 1949). Kiswana Browne, Gloria Naylor (b. 1950). The End, Terry McMillan (b. 1951). The One That Did Not Get Away, Fatima Shaik (b. 1952). Guess Who's Coming to Seder, Trey Ellis (b. 1962). Paper Garden, Jerome Wilson (b. 1970).
An Evening Thought, Jupiter Hammon (1720?-1806?). Bars Fight, Lucy Terry (18th Century). Imagination, Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784). On Liberty and Slavery, George Moses Horton (1797-1883). The Slave Auction, Frances E. W. Harper (1825-1911). The Song of Smoke, W. E. B. DuBois (1868-1963). Lift Every Voice and Sing, James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938). The Creation: A Negro Sermon. Sympathy, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). When Malindy Sings. We Wear the Mask. The Tropics in New York, Claude McKay (1891-1948). The Lynching. If We Must Die. Lamda, Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966). African China. After Winter, Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989). Foreclosure. Harlem, Langston Hughes (1902-1967). The Weary Blues. The Negro Speaks of Rivers. I. Too, Sing America. Mother to Son. Havana Dreams. Birmingham Sunday. Frederick Douglas, Robert Hayden (1913-1980). The Whipping. Homage to the Empress of the Blues. The Wise, Countee Cullen (1903-1946). Incident. Booker T. and W. E. B., Dudley Randall (b. 1914). An Answer to Lerone Bennett's Questionnaire on a Name for Black Americans. Miss Molly Means, Margaret Walker (b. 1915). October Journey. First Fight, Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917). Then Fiddle. On DeWitt Williams on His Way to Lincoln Cemetery. The Birth in a Narrow Room. We Real Cool. Black Muslim Boy in a Hospital, James A. Emmanuel (b. 1921). Son. Walking Parker Home, Bob Kaufman (1925-1986). Battle Report. Willie, Maya Angelou (1928). A Far Cry from Africa, Derek Walcott (b. 1930). Omeros. Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane, Etheridge Knight (1931-1991). The Idea of Ancestry. Haiku. Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note. Amiri Baraka (b. 1934). 125th Street and Abomey, Audre Lord (1934-1993). A Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Sonia Sanchez King (b. 1934). My Father's Wars, Collen McElroy (b. 1936). Queen of the Ebony Isles. Good Times, Lucille Clifton (b. 1936). Homage to My Hips. Quilting. Railroad Bill, A Conjure Man, Ishmael Reed (b. 1938). The Reactionary Poet. Lake Bud. Blue Ruth, Michael S. Harper (b. 1938). America. Time for Tyner. Folksong. Worship, Primus St. John (b. 1942). Church Poem, Joyce Carol Thomas (b. 1942). Third Eye World, David Henderson (b. 1943). Death of the Ice Queen. Poem for My Father, Quincy Troupe (b. 1943). Wonders, Lorenzo Thomas (b. 1944). Historiography. The Old O. O. Blues, O. O. Gabugah (b. 1945). A Poem for Players. New and Old Gospel, Nathaniel Mackey (b. 1947). American Plethora: MacCorporate MacDream, George Barlow (b. 1950). Rite-ing, Ntozake Shange (b. 1948). For Billie Holiday, Kofi Natambu (b. 1950). A History of Faces. Banneker, Rita Dove (b. 1952). Canary. O. Tokyo Story, Cyrus Cassells (b. 1958). Africa Says, Carl Phillips (b. 1959). What Myth Is. Mujer de Vocanes y Terremotos, Harryette Mullen (b. 1960). She Landed on the Moon. The Venus Hottetot, Elizabeth Alexander (b. 1953). Boston Year. Knowledge is King, Kool Moe Dee (b. 1962). The Preserving, Kevin Young (b. 1965).
He Who Endures, Bill Harris (b. 1941).
Alternate Table of Contents by Theme. Bibliography. Index. Acknowledgments.
List Price: $69.40
Used Currently Sold Out
New Currently Sold Out
Due back 12/19/2014
Save $48.41 (70%)
Free return shipping
21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Marketplace sellers starting at $22.89
25 more offers below.
Additional Sellers for African American Literature : A Brief Introduction and Anthology
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping.More about the Marketplace
May have minimal notes/highlighting, minimal wear/tear. Please contact us if you have any Questions.
$28.40 +$3.99 s/h
Firehouse Liquidation Vancouver, WA
Ships next business day! May NOT include supplemental materials such as CDs and access codes. May include some highlighting or writing.
$37.83 +$3.99 s/h
PaperbackshopUS Secaucus, NJ
Used - Very Good Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000
$48.84 +$3.99 s/h
invisibledog Salt Lake City, UT
0673990176 Unmarked text.
$68.99 +$3.99 s/h
SUPER BOOKS Fort Mill, SC
Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included.
Free Shipping Get Free Shipping on orders over $25 (not including Rental and Marketplace). Order arrives in 5-10 business days.
Need it faster? We offer fast, flat-rate expedited shipping options.
Not the right book for you? We'll gladly take it back within 30 days.
To return an eTextbook:
Your eTextbook is non-returnable once it's been activated. You must contact us about returning your eTextbook before you activate it.
Returns are accepted within 30 days of the purchase date on your order confirmation.
This book qualifies for guaranteed cash back! Buy it now for , then:
Sell it back by:
Guaranteed cash back:
Cost of this book after cash back:
Take advantage of Guaranteed Cash Back. Send your book to us in good condition before the end of the buyback period, we'll send YOU a check, and you'll pay less for your textbooks!
If you find this book for less on Amazon.com (direct from Amazon, not marketplace sellers), we'll match it.
In our warehouse, waiting to ship directly to you.
We hand-inspect every used textbook to make sure it's in good condition.
Buy it now. Sell it later!
Sell this textbook for cash!
When you're done with this book, sell it back to Textbooks.com. In addition to the best possible buyback price, you'll get an extra 10% cash back just for being a customer.
We buy good-condition used textbooks year 'round, 24/7. No matter where you bought it, Textbooks.com will buy your textbooks for the most cash.
We hand-inspect every one of our used textbooks to ensure good condition.
Our used textbooks do NOT have:
Missing or torn pages
Missing or torn cover
Torn or damaged binding
A broken spine
This textbook has never been used.
Due to the size of eTextbooks, a high-speed internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for download stability and speed. Your connection can be wired or wireless.
Being online is not required for reading an eTextbook after successfully downloading it. You must only be connected to the Internet duringthe download process.
Windows XP, Windows Vista or Mac OS X 10.3 or above
At least 280 MB RAM, a 600 mHZ processor and 110 MB of hard drive space
1024x768 (or larger) screen resolution
What is the Marketplace? It's another way for you to get the right price on the books you need. We approved every Marketplace vendor to sell their books on Textbooks.com, so you know they're all reliable.
What are Marketplace shipping options? Marketplace items do not qualify for free shipping. When ordering from the Marketplace, please specify whether you want the seller to send your book Standard ($3.99/item) or Express ($6.99/item). To get free shipping over $25, just order directly from Textbooks.com instead of through the Marketplace.
FREE UPS 2nd Day Air Terms
Rental and Marketplace items are excluded. Offer is valid from 1/21/2013 12:00PM to 1/23/2013 11:59AM CST. Your order must be placed by 12 Noon CST to be processed on the same day. Minimum order value is $100.00 excluding Rental and Marketplace items. To redeem this offer, select "FREE UPS 2ND DAY AIR" at checkout. Offer not is not valid on previous orders.