Cultural contexts for Ralph Ellison's Invisible man /

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Imprint:Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, c1995.
Description:xi, 258 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Series:A Bedford documentary companion
Bedford documentary companion.
Subject:Ellison, Ralph. -- Invisible man.
Ellison, Ralph.
Invisible man (Ellison, Ralph)
African Americans -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Race relations.
United States -- Race relations.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Sundquist, Eric J.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-255).
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. "The Scaffolding of a Nation": The Black Belt and Beyond
  • Atlanta Exposition Address
  • Of Our Spiritual Strivings
  • Of Mr. Booker T. Washington
  • Founder's Day Address at Tuskegee, 1931
  • , Cowards from the Colleges
  • , Social Equality
  • , Brown v. Board of Education: The Effects of Segregation
  • The Shadow of the Plantation
  • Tore Up and a-Movin'
  • , An Analysis of Negro Patriotism
  • The Black Migration
  • 12 Million Black Voices
  • II. "A Heap of Signifying": Vernacular Culture
  • , (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue
  • African American Folk Song, Run, Nigger, Run
  • African American Folk Song, Jack the Rabbit! Jack the Bear!
  • , The Devil's Son-In-Law
  • African American Spiritual, Many Thousands Gone
  • Why Mr. Dog Runs Brer Rabbit
  • Brer Rabbit and the Goobers
  • De Sweet Pertater Man
  • Sweet-the-Monkey
  • Hip Language
  • III. "The City Within a City": Harlem, U. S. A.
  • Federal Writers' Project, Portrait of Harlem
  • The New Negro
  • Blacks in the Labor Movement
  • Race Catechism
  • Africa for the Africans
  • Speech Delivered at Liberty Hall, August 1921
  • The Road to Negro Liberation
  • Marxism and the American Negro
  • Marxism and the Woman Question
  • Negro Americans, What Now?
  • Harlem Runs Wild
  • The Harlem Riot of 1943
  • The Negro and the Second World War
  • Harlem Is Nowhere
  • Bibliography