African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook

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Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - 416 ページ
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There is growing popular and scholarly interest in autobiography, along with increasing regard for the achievements of African American writers. The first reference of its kind, this volume chronicles the autobiographical tradition in African American literature. Included are alphabetically arranged entries for 66 African American authors who present autobiographical material in their works. The volume profiles major figures, such as Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, along with many lesser known autobiographers who deserve greater attention. While some are known primarily for their literary accomplishments, others have gained acclaim for their diverse contributions to society.

The entries are written by expert contributors and provide authoritative information about their subjects. Each begins with a concise biography, which summarizes the life and achievements of the autobiographer. This is followed by a discussion of major autobiographical works and themes, along with an overview of the autobiographer's critical reception. The entries close with primary and secondary bibliographies, and a selected, general bibliography concludes the volume. Together, the entries provide a detailed portrait of the African American autobiographical tradition from the 18th century to the present.

 

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ELIZABETH LAURA ADAMS 1909?
1
HILTON ALS 1961
5
MAYA ANGELOU 1928
10
JAMES BALDWIN 19241987
29
AMIRI BARAKA LEROI JONES 1934
37
HENRY WALTON BIBB 18151854
42
GWENDOLYN BROOKS 19172000
47
CLAUDE BROWN 1937
51
JAMAICA KINCAID 1949
225
JARENA LEE 1783?
230
AUDRE GERALDINE LORDE 19341992
236
MALCOLM X 19251965
246
JOHN MARRANT 17551791
255
JAMES McBRIDE 1957
259
NATHAN J McCALL 1954
264
JANET McDONALD 1953
270

WILLIAM WELLS BROWN 18141884
56
LEROY ELDRIDGE CLEAVER 19351998
61
LUCILLE CLIFTON 1936
68
ANGELA YVONNE DAVIS 1944
73
LUCY A DELANEY C1830C 1890S?
79
SAMUEL R DELANY 1942
83
TOI DERRICOTTE 1941
90
FREDERICK DOUGLASS 18181895
95
WEB DU BOIS 18681963
110
ALICE MOORE DUNBARNELSON 18751935
119
ZILPHA ELAW 1790?1846?
123
EDWARD KENNEDY DUKE ELLINGTON 18991974
128
OLAUDAH EQUIANO 1745?1797
132
JULIA AJ FOOTE 18231900
138
PATRICE GAINES 1949
143
HENRY LOUIS GATES JR 1950
147
NIKKI GIOVANNI 1943
151
MARITA GOLDEN 1950
156
RICHARD DICK CLAXTON GREGORY 1932
161
SUTTON ELBERT GRIGGS 18721933
166
JAMES ALBERT UKAWSAW GRONNIOSAW 1710??
171
JUANITA HARRISON c 1891?
175
JOSIAH HENSON 17891883
179
CHESTER BOMAR HIMES 19091984
185
BELL HOOKS 1952
192
LANGSTON HUGHES 19021967
197
ZORA NEALE HURSTON 18911960
208
ELIZABETH KECKLEY 18181907
220
CLAUDE McKAY 18901948
274
ANNE MOODY 1940
280
PAULI MURRAY 19101985
286
SOLOMON NORTHUP 18081863?
290
GWENDOLYN M PARKER 1950
295
ELIZA C POTTER 1820?
299
NANCY GARDNER PRINCE 1799?
303
J SAUNDERS REDDING 19061988
307
SARAH RICE 1909?
314
ESLANDA GOODE ROBESON 18961965
319
GEORGE SAMUEL SCHUYLER 18951977
323
MARY SEACOLE 18051881
328
BRENT STAPLES 1951
333
MARIA W STEWART 18031879
338
SOJOURNER TRUTH c 17971883
344
NAT TURNER 18001831
351
GLORIA WADEGAYLES 1938
355
ALICE WALKER 1944
360
BOOKER T WASHINGTON 18561915
365
IDA B WELLSBARNETT 18621931
373
JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN 1941
379
HARRIET E WILSON 1828?1863?
386
RICHARD WRIGHT 19081960
391
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
407
INDEX
409
ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS
413
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EMMANUEL S. NELSON is Professor of English at State University of New York College at Cortland. Author of more than 40 scholarly articles on various international literatures in English, he has edited numerous books, including Contemporary African American Novelists (1999), African American Authors, 1745-1945 (2000), and Asian American Novelists (2000), all available from Greenwood Press.

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