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The concise Oxford companion to African American literature / editors, William L. Andrews, Frances Smith Foster, Trudier Harris.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 488 pages)
Language English
Subject American literature -- African American authors -- Encyclopedias.
African Americans in literature -- Encyclopedias.
Littérature américaine -- Auteurs noirs américains -- Encyclopédies.
Noirs américains dans la littérature -- Encyclopédies.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Ouvrages de référence.
African Americans in literature.
American literature -- African American authors.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
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Varying Form of Title Portion of title African American literature
Other authors / contributors Andrews, William L., 1946-
Foster, Frances Smith.
Harris, Trudier.
Oxford University Press.
ISBN 9780198031758
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Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Restrictions unspecified
Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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Summary Presents more than 400 biographies of authors, critics, literary characters, and historical figures, and 150 plot summaries of major works. Covers a range of writers from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Ellison to Toni Morrison. Contains entries on major works (including synopses of novels) and also incorporates information on literary characters, as well as on character types such as Aunt Jemima and Brer Rabbit. Looks at icons of black culture, including Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman. Includes general articles on poetry, fiction, and drama and on autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday School literature, and oratory, as well as other related topics.
Other form Print version: Concise Oxford companion to African American literature. New York : Oxford University Press, 2001 019513883X
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction; Contributors; The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature; Appendix; Editors; Index.