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Their eyes were watching God / by Hurston, Zora Neale.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-210).Foreword / Edwidge Danticat -- Their eyes were watching God -- Afterword / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Selected bibliography -- Chronology.One person the citizens of Eaton are inclined to judge is Janie Crawford, who has married three men and been tried for the murder of one of them. Janie feels no compulsion to justify herself to the town, but she does explain herself to her friend, Phoeby, with the implicit understanding that Phoeby can "tell 'em what Ah say if you wants to. Dat's just de same as me 'cause mah tongue is in mah friend's mouf."A novel about black Americans in Florida that centers on the life of Janie and her three marriages.ALA banned and challenged classics
Subjects: African American women; Self-realization; Psychological fiction.;
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You don't know us negroes and other essays / [electronic resource]. by Hurston, Zora Neale.;
A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK FROM: Oprah Daily, Business Insider, Marie Claire, The Seattle Times, Lit Hub, Bustle, and New York Magazine's Vulture Introduction by New York Times bestselling author Henry Louis Gates Jr. Spanning more than 35 years of work, the first comprehensive collection of essays, criticism, and articles by the legendary author of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston, showcasing the evolution of her distinctive style as an archivist and author. "One of the greatest writers of our time."—Toni Morrison You Don't Know Us Negroes is the quintessential gathering of provocative essays from one of the world's most celebrated writers, Zora Neale Hurston. Spanning more than three decades and penned during the backdrop of the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, Montgomery bus boycott, desegregation of the military, and school integration, Hurston's writing articulates the beauty and authenticity of Black life as only she could. Collectively, these essays showcase the roles enslavement and Jim Crow have played in intensifying Black people's inner lives and culture rather than destroying it. She argues that in the process of surviving, Black people re-interpreted every aspect of American culture—"modif[ying] the language, mode of food preparation, practice of medicine, and most certainly religion." White supremacy prevents the world from seeing or completely recognizing Black people in their full humanity and Hurston made it her job to lift the veil and reveal the heart and soul of the race. These pages reflect Hurston as the controversial figure she was—someone who stated that feminism is a mirage and that the integration of schools did not necessarily improve the education of Black students. Also covered is the sensational trial of Ruby McCollum, a wealthy Black woman convicted in 1952 for killing her lover, a white doctor. Demonstrating the breadth of this revered and influential writer's work, You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays is an invaluable chronicle of a writer's development and a window into her world and mind.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.;
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You don't know us Negroes : and other essays / by Hurston, Zora Neale,author.aut; West, Margaret Genevieve,editor,writer of introduction.win; Gates, Henry Louis,Jr.,editor,writer of introduction.win;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-440) and index (pages 441-451)."One of the most acclaimed artists of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston was a gifted novelist, playwright, and essayist. Drawn from three decades of her work, this anthology showcases her development as a writer, from her early pieces expounding on the beauty and precision of African American art to some of her final published works, covering the sensational trial of Ruby McCollum, a wealthy Black woman convicted in 1952 for killing a white doctor. Among the selections are Hurston's well-known works such as "How It Feels to be Colored Me" and "My Most Humiliating Jim Crow Experience." The essays in this essential collection are grouped thematically and cover a panoply of topics, including politics, race and gender, and folkloric study from the height of the Harlem Renaissance to the early years of the Civil Rights movement. Demonstrating the breadth of this revered and influential writer's work, You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays is an invaluable chronicle of a writer's development and a window into her world and time"-- Publisher's description.
Subjects: McCollum, Ruby, 1909-1992; African American authors.; African American art.; Harlem Renaissance.; African Americans; African Americans; Artists.;
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Brown v. Board of Education : a brief history with documents / by Martin, Waldo E.,1951-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-244) and index.Shades of Brown : Black freedom, white supremacy, and the law. Historical backdrop : the Constitution, the law, and fighting Jim Crow ; The evolution of the NAACP legal claim against Jim Crow ; The growing anti-racist offensive : An American dilemma confronts World War II ; Continuity and change in the legal struggle : equality, equalization, and direct attack ; Politics, social change, and decision-making within the Supreme Court : the crafting of Brown ; The Brown decision : immediate responses and immediate consequences -- Roberts v. City of Boston (1849) -- Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) -- Sweatt v. Painter (1950) and McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents (1950) -- Brown v. Board of Education (1952-55). The lower court round : preliminary deliberations ; The Supreme Court rounds : the making of Brown I and Brown II -- Popular response to Brown. Newspaper editorials ; Letters to editors ; Political cartoons ; White backlash ; National Progress Report : realizing integrated schools ; The legacy of Brown -- Appendices. Chronology of events related to Brown v. Board of Education.The effects of desegregation and the legacy of the civil rights movement continue to influence American race relations more than thirty years after Brown v. Board of Education, arguably the most significant legal decision of the twentieth century. This brief volume reprints documents from and about the Brown case along with a number of relevant works by W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, and the NAACP to illustrate the myriad responses - then and now - to the African American struggle for equality.A general introduction analyzes the case's legal precedents and situates the case in the historical context of Jim Crow discrimination and the burgeoning development of the NAACP. Photographs, a collection of political cartoons, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index are also included.
Subjects: Brown, Oliver, 1918-1961; Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education; Segregation in education;
© ©1998., Bedford/St. Martin's,
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Africatown : [electronic resource] : America's last slave ship and the community it created. by Tabor, Nick.; Butler, Chris.;
Narrator: Chris Butler.In 1860, a ship called the Clotilda was smuggled through the Alabama Gulf Coast, carrying the last group of enslaved people ever brought to the US from West Africa. Five years later, the shipmates were emancipated, but they had no way of getting back home. Instead they created their own community outside the city of Mobile, where they spoke Yoruba and appointed their own leaders, a story chronicled in Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon. That community, Africatown, has endured to the present day, and many of the community residents are the shipmates' direct descendants. After many decades of neglect and a Jim Crow legal system that targeted the area for industrialization, the community is struggling to survive. Many community members believe the pollution from the heavy industry surrounding their homes has caused a cancer epidemic among residents, and companies are eyeing even more land for development. At the same time, after the discovery of the remains of the Clotilda in the riverbed nearby, a renewed effort is underway to create a living memorial to the community and the lives of the slaves who founded it.Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; History.; Sociology.;
© 2023., Blackstone Publishing,
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Critical approaches to literature : feminist / by Evans, Robert C.,1955-editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.About this Volume -- The Feminism of Renaissance Love Poetry -- Critical Contexts -- Imag(in)ing the Female Reader: The Lady's Magazine in the New Republic -- Margaret Fuller's Woman in the Nineteenth Century and American Literary History -- Linda Loman and Cognitive Psychology in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman -- Rebel Daughters: Margaret Walker and Muriel Rukeyser -- Critical Readings -- The Body of Sextus in Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece -- Killing Desdemona: Possible Feminist Responses to the Death Scene in Shakespeare's Othello -- Body and Text in Early Epistolary Fiction, Culminating in Richardson's Pamela -- "Make Savings, Not Children": Malthus and Population Control in Emma and Mansfield Park -- Christina Rossetti as a "Feminist" Poet -- Feminism in Kate Chopin's "Flash Fiction" -- Genevieve Taggard's Socialist Feminist Interventions in Lyric Making -- Women and "Feminism" in Zora Neale Hurston's "The Gilded Six-Bits" -- A War Story of One's Own: Katherine Anne Porter's Re-Envisioning of Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms -- Telling It Like It Was: Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook as a Protofeminist Text -- Failed Stories of Rewriting and Revision in Sandra Cisneros's Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories -- The Thirtysomething Wives' Tale: Zadie Smith's NW as a Post-Feminist Text -- Resources -- Feminist Pluralism: A Variety of Possible Feminist Approaches to Literature and Film -- Chronology -- Additional Works -- Bibliography -- About the Editor -- Contributors -- Glossary -- Index.Provides a collection of essays that concern feminist approaches to literary criticism.10-A.Mode of access: Internet.
Subjects: Feminism in literature.; Literature; Feminism in literature.; Literature;
On-line resources: http://online.salempress.com/doi/book/10.3331/CAFem -- Available online. Click here to access.;
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Critical approaches to literature. by Evans, Robert C.,1955-editor.;
Edition statement supplied by publisher.Includes bibliographical references and index.Dedication -- About this volume ; On multicultural criticism: multicultural approaches to Wilfred Owen's "disabled" / Robert C. Evans -- Critical contexts -- Sounding the alarum: calls for drinking in moderation in early modern English pamphlets, pulpits, and plays / Jonathan D. Wright -- Introduction to multicultural criticism: an overview / Melissa D. Carden -- Multicultural and other approaches to a "new" story by Zora Neale Hurston / Christina M. Garner -- "In a far country": Jack London and multiculturalism / Kelley Jeans -- Critical readings -- Trance, trauma, PNES, and epileptic seizures in Shakespeare's Othello ; Multicultural and other approaches to a "new" story by Sui Sin Far / Robert C. Evans -- Minglings: form, style, and theme in Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God / Nicolas Tredell -- From This I believe to "The marching hordes": the edges of multiculturalism in the juvenile novels of Robert A. Heinlein / Rafeeq O. McGiveron -- The other half of the story: valuing the vision of Black Atlantic women / Shirley Toland-Dix -- Asian-American whodunit: politics of negative representation in Chan is missing (1982) / Swan Kim -- At the threshold of revelation: intersectional difference and queer utopia in Angels in America / Sarah Crockarell -- Social constructions of otherness in the United States: four Latin American examples / Susan Kenney -- How to teach a true Spokane story: learning Sherman Alexie's Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven through Tim O'Brien's The things they carried / Michael Kaufmann -- The other father in Barack Obama's Dreams from my father / Robert Kyriakos Smith and King-Kok Cheung -- Deconstructing the urban circuit: gospel musicals, Langston Hughes's legacy, and Tyler Perry's contemporary influence / Phyllisa Deroze -- The Jewish dimension in contemporary Latino literature / Bridget Kevane -- Reading terror, reading ourselves: conflict and uncertainty in Mohsin Hamid's The reluctant fundamentalist / Maryse Jayasuriya -- Resources -- Multicultural pluralism: a variety of possible multicultural approaches to literature / Robert C. Evans -- Chronology -- Additional works -- Bibliography -- About the editor -- Contributors -- Glossary -- Index."The Critical Approaches series focuses on one type of literary criticism commonly studied in introductory literature classes. It defines the approach, introduces its genesis, and provides an overview of the leading practitioners within this area of scholarship. Essays then model the approach for students by examining a variety of works--novels, plays, films, and poems. Each volume contains an appendix, which provides prescriptive tools for what to look for when examining works using the particular approach. Volumes include a glossary of frequent terms, a list of works on that approach to literature, a bibliography and an index."
Subjects: Ethnic groups in literature.; Race in literature.; Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature.; Multiculturalism in literature.; Literature;
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The art of X-ray reading : how the secrets of 25 great works of literature will improve your writing / by Clark, Roy Peter.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index.Introduction: Where writers learn their best moves -- X-raying Gatsby : power of the parts -- X-raying Lolita : words at play -- X-raying Hemingway and Didion : words left out -- X-raying James Joyce : language as sacrament -- X-raying Sylvia Plath : jolt of insight -- X-raying Flannery O'Connor : dragon's teeth -- X-raying "The lottery" : piling stones -- X-raying Madame Bovary : signs of inner life -- X-raying Miss Lonelyhearts and A visit from the Goon Squad : texts within texts -- X-raying King Lear and The grapes of wrath : tests of character -- X-raying Gabriel García Márquez : making it strange -- X-raying Homer, Virgil, Roth- and Hitchcock : zooming in -- X-raying Chaucer : pointing the way -- X-raying Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : careless wish -- X-raying Macbeth : ends of things -- X-raying Shakespeare's sonnets : shaking the form -- X-raying Moby-Dick : three little words -- X-raying W.B. Yeats : sacred center -- X-raying Zora Neale Hurston : words on fire -- X-raying Harper Lee : weight of the wait -- X-raying M.F.K. Fisher : cooking a story -- X-raying Hiroshima : stopped clock -- X-raying Rachel Carson and Laura Hillenbrand : sea inside us -- X-raying Toni Morrison : repetitious variation -- X-raying Charles Dickens and Donna Tartt : echo of text -- Great sentences from famous authors : an exercise in X-ray reading -- Twelve steps to get started as an X-ray reader.Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made. In THE ART OF X-RAY READING, Clark invites you to don your X-ray reading glasses and join him on a guided tour through some of the most exquisite and masterful literary works of all time, from the Great Gatsby to Lolita to The Bluest Eye, and many more. Along the way, he shows you how to mine these masterpieces for invaluable writing strategies that you can add to your arsenal and apply in your own writing. Once you've experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again.--Publisher.
Subjects: English language; Literature; Reading comprehension.; Fiction;
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Humanly possible : [electronic resource] : Seven hundred years of humanist freethinking, inquiry, and hope. by Bakewell, Sarah.; Beamish, Antonia.;
Narrator: Antonia Beamish.“Lively. . . [Bakewell’s] new book is filled with her characteristic wit and clarity.”— The New York Times “A book of big and bold ideas, Humanly Possible is humane in approach and, more important, readable and worth reading. . . Bakewell is wide-ranging, witty and compassionate.” – Wall Street Journal The bestselling author of How to Live and At the Existentialist Café explores seven hundred years of writers, thinkers, scientists, and artists, all trying to understand what it means to be truly human Humanism is an expansive tradition of thought that places shared humanity, cultural vibrancy, and moral responsibility at the center of our lives. The humanistic worldview—as clear-eyed and enlightening as it is kaleidoscopic and richly ambiguous—has inspired people for centuries to make their choices by principles of freethinking, intellectual inquiry, fellow feeling, and optimism. In this sweeping new history, Sarah Bakewell, herself a lifelong humanist, illuminates the very personal, individual, and, well, human matter of humanism and takes readers on a grand intellectual adventure. Voyaging from the literary enthusiasts of the fourteenth century to the secular campaigners of our own time, from Erasmus to Esperanto, from anatomists to agnostics, from Christine de Pizan to Bertrand Russell, and from Voltaire to Zora Neale Hurston, Bakewell brings together extraordinary humanists across history. She explores their immense variety: some sought to promote scientific and rationalist ideas, others put more emphasis on moral living, and still others were concerned with the cultural and literary studies known as “the humanities.” Humanly Possible asks not only what brings all these aspects of humanism together but why it has such enduring power, despite opposition from fanatics, mystics, and tyrants. A singular examination of this vital tradition as well as a dazzling contribution to its literature, this is an intoxicating, joyful celebration of the human spirit from one of our most beloved writers. And at a moment when we are all too conscious of the world’s divisions, Humanly Possible— brimming with ideas, experiments in living, and respect for the deepest ethical values—serves as a recentering, a call to care for one another, and a reminder that we are all, together, only human.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 406518 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Philosophy.;
© 2023., Books on Tape,
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Ethnic American literature : an encyclopedia for students / by Nelson, Emmanuel S.(Emmanuel Sampath),1954-editor.; Gale (Firm);
Includes bibliographical references and index.African American autobiography -- African American drama -- African American gay literature -- African American lesbian literature -- African American novel -- African American poetry -- African American science fiction -- African American slave narrative -- African American stereotypes -- African American young adult literature -- Alexie, Sherman Joseph, Jr. -- Alvarez, Julia -- American born Chinese -- Anaya, Rudolfo -- Angelou, Maya -- Arab American autobiography -- Arab American novel -- Arab American stereotypes -- Assimilation -- Autobiography of Malcolm X, The -- Baldwin, James -- Bambara, Toni Cade -- Beloved -- Bilingualism -- Black Boy -- Blanco, Richard -- Blues, The -- Bluest Eye, The -- Border narratives -- Brooks, Gwendolyn -- Canon -- Caribbean (Anglophone) American autobiography -- Caribbean (Anglophone) American novel -- Caribbean (Anglophone) American poetry -- Chinese American autobiography -- Chinese American drama -- Chinese American novel -- Chinese American poetry -- Chinese American stereotypes -- Cisneros, Sandra -- Civil Rights movement -- Cliff, Michelle -- Color Purple, The -- Cooper, J. (Joan) California -- Cuban American autobiography -- Cuban American novel -- Cuban American poetry -- Culture clash -- Danticat, Edwidge -- Diaz, Junot -- Dominican American novel -- Dominican American poetry -- Douglass, Frederick -- Dove, Rita -- Down these mean streets -- Ellison, Ralph Waldo -- Erdrich, Louise -- Ethnicity -- Eurocentrism -- Filipino American novel -- Gaines, Ernest J. -- Galarza, Ernesto -- Garcia, Cristina -- Haley, Alex -- Hansberry, Lorraine -- Harlem renaissance -- Hawai'i literature -- Hawaiian literature -- Hosseini, Khaled -- House on Mango Street, The -- Hughes, Langston -- Hurston, Zora Neale -- I know why the caged bird sings -- Identity -- Internment -- Invisible man -- Iranian American literature -- Islas, Arturo, Jr. -- Jacobs, Harriet -- Japanese American autobiography -- Japanese American novel -- Jasmine -- Jazz -- Jones, Edward P. -- Joy Luck Club, The -- Kincaid, Jamaica -- King, Martin Luther, Jr. -- Kingston, Maxine Hong -- Korean American literature -- Lahiri, Jhumpa -- Larsen, Nella -- Laviera, Tato -- Lee, Chang-rae -- Lesson before dying, A -- Lorde, Audre -- Marshall, Paule -- McBride, James -- Mexican American autobiography -- Mexican American children's literature -- Mexican American drama -- Mexican American gay literature -- Mexican American lesbian literature -- Mexican American poetry -- Mexican American stereotypes -- Momaday, Navarre Scott -- Moody, Anne -- Morrison, Toni -- Mukherjee, Bharati -- Multiculturalism -- Native American autobiography -- Native American drama -- Native American novel -- Native American oral texts -- Native American poetry -- Native American stereotypes -- Naylor, Gloria -- Nuyorican -- Obama, Barack Hussein -- Okada, John -- Ortiz, Simon J. -- Ortiz Cofer, Judith -- Passing -- Pedagogy and U.S. ethnic literatures -- Piero, Miguel -- Puerto Rican American autobiography -- Puerto Rican American drama -- Puerto Rican American Gay literature -- Puerto Rican American lesbian literature -- Puerto Rican American novel -- Puerto Rican American poetry -- Puerto Rican stereotypes -- Race -- Racism -- Raisin in the sun, A -- Rechy, John -- Rivera, Tomas -- Rodriguez, Richard -- Signifying -- Silent dancing -- Silko, Leslie Marmon -- Song of Solomon -- South Asian American literature -- Spirituals -- Street, The -- Tan, Amy -- Their eyes were watching God -- Thomas, Piri -- Trickster, African American -- Trickster, Native American -- Valdez, Luis -- Vietnamese American literature -- Villarreal, Jose Antonio -- Vizenor, Gerald -- Walker, Alice -- Way to rainy mountain, The -- Whiteness -- Wilson, August -- Wilson, Harriet E. -- Woman warrior : memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts, The -- Wright, Richard.This book introduces the American mosaic of multicultural literature by chronicling the achievements of American writers of non-European descent and highlighting the ethnic diversity of works from the colonial era to the present. It contains entries on African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American literary traditions, among others, and features topics like the civil rights movement, bilingualism, assimilation, and border narratives.Description based on print version record.
Subjects: American literature; Minorities; Minority authors; Minorities in literature; Ethnic groups in literature; Ethnicity in literature;
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