Living our stories, telling our truths: autobiography and the making of the African-American intellectual tradition

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Scribner, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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Tracing the role of major African-American writers and thinkers over two hundred years, a group autobiography spotlights well-known and less famous contributors, including Richard Wright, James Weldon Johnson, James Baldwin, and Ida Wells Barnett. 12,500 first printing.

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Living our stories, telling our truths: autobiography and the making of the African-American intellectual tradition

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In ten profoundly provocative essays, historian Franklin examines the intellectual legacy of the autobiographies of 12 preeminent African Americans, from Alexander Crummell and Ida Wells Barnett to ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
Defining Matters of Principle
21
To Tell the Truth Freely
59
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Franklin-Distinguished Prof of History, Dept of History and Politics, Drexel Univ in Philadelphia

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