The Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature

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Julie Armstrong
Cambridge University Press, Mar 2, 2015 - Literary Criticism
The Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature brings together leading scholars to examine the significant traditions, genres, and themes of civil rights literature. While civil rights scholarship has typically focused on documentary rather than creative writing, and political rather than cultural history, this Companion addresses the gap and provides university students with a vast introduction to an impressive range of authors, including Richard Wright, Lorraine Hansberry, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, and Toni Morrison. Accessible to undergraduates and academics alike, this Companion surveys the critical landscape of a rapidly growing field and lays the foundation for future studies.

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Julie Buckner Armstrong is Professor of English at the University of South Florida, St Petersburg. She is the author of Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching and editor of The Civil Rights Reader: American Literature from Jim Crow to Reconciliation. Armstrong has also contributed to such journals as the African American Review, Mississippi Quarterly, MELUS, Southern Quarterly, the Flannery O'Connor Review and Georgia Historical Quarterly.

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