eBook Race in the Poetry of Langston Hughes, 1st Edition

  • Claudia Johnson
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  • ISBN-10: 0737770635
  • ISBN-13: 9780737770636
  • DDC: 818.5209
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 168 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Volume explores the poetry of Langston Hughes through the lens of race. Coverage includes an examination of Hughes's life and influences; a look at key ideas related to race in Hughes's poetry, including the influence of African-American music, the use of poetry to address racial problems, and the politics of Hughes's anti-lynching poems; and contemporary perspectives on race, such as the decline of civil rights reform and the role of hip-hop as the new black music.

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