eBook Ethnic American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610698819
  • ISBN-13: 9781610698818
  • DDC: 810.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released May 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

This culturally rich encyclopedia contains 160 alphabetically arranged entries on African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American literary traditions, among others. The book introduces the uniquely 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 presentThe work features engaging topics like the civil rights movement, bilingualism, assimilation, and border narratives. Entries provide historical overviews of literary periods along with profiles of major authors and great works, including Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, Maya Angelou, Sherman Alexie, A Raisin in the Sun, American Born Chinese, and The House on Mango Street. The book also provides concise overviews of genres not often featured in textbooks, like the Chinese American novel, African American young adult literature, Mexican American autobiography, and Cuban American poetry.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.

Dedication.

Contents.

Preface.

Introduction.

1: African American Autobiography.

2: African American Drama.

3: African American Gay Literature.

4: African American Lesbian Literature.

5: African American Novel.

6: African American Poetry.

7: African American Science Fiction.

8: African American Slave Narrative.

9: African American Stereotypes.

10: African American Young Adult Literature.

11: Alexie, Sherman Joseph, Jr. (1966– ).

12: Alvarez, Julia (1950– ).

13: American Born Chinese.

14: Anaya, Rudolfo (1937– ).

15: Angelou, Maya (1928–2014).

16: Arab American Autobiography.

17: Arab American Novel.

18: Arab American Stereotypes.

19: Assimilation.

20: Autobiography of Malcolm X, The.

21: Baldwin, James (1924–1987).

22: Bambara, Toni Cade (1939–1995).

23: Beloved.

24: Bilingualism.

25: Black Boy.

26: Blanco, Richard (1968– ).

27: Blues, The.

28: Bluest Eye, The.

29: Border Narratives.

30: Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917–2000).

31: Canon.

32: Caribbean (Anglophone) American Autobiography.

33: Caribbean (Anglophone) American Novel.

34: Caribbean (Anglophone) American Poetry.

35: Chinese American Autobiography.

36: Chinese American Drama.

37: Chinese American Novel.

38: Chinese American Poetry.

39: Chinese American Stereotypes.

40: Cisneros, Sandra (1954– ).

41: Civil Rights Movement.

42: Cliff, Michelle (1946– ).

43: Color Purple, The.

44: Cooper, J. (Joan) California (1932–2014).

45: Cuban American Autobiography.

46: Cuban American Novel.

47: Cuban American Poetry.

48: Culture Clash.

49: Danticat, Edwidge (1969– ).

50: Diaz, Junot (1968– ).

51: Dominican American Novel.

52: Dominican American Poetry.

53: Douglass, Frederick (1818–1895).

54: Dove, Rita (1952– ).

55: Down These Mean Streets.

56: Ellison, Ralph Waldo (1913–1994).

57: Erdrich, Louise (1954– ).

58: Ethnicity.

59: Eurocentrism.

60: Filipino American Novel.

61: Gaines, Ernest J. (1933– ).

62: Galarza, Ernesto (1905–1984).

63: García, Cristina (1958– ).

64: Haley, Alex (1921–1992).

65: Hansberry, Lorraine (1930–1965).

66: Harlem Renaissance.

67: Hawai‘i Literature.

68: Hawaiian Literature.

69: Hosseini, Khaled (1965– ).

70: House on Mango Street, The.

71: Hughes, Langston (1902–1967).

72: Hurston, Zora Neale (1891–1960).

73: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

74: Identity.

75: Internment.

76: Invisible Man.

77: Iranian American Literature.

78: Islas, Arturo, Jr. (1938–1991).

79: Jacobs, Harriet (1813–1897).

80: Japanese American Autobiography.

81: Japanese American Novel.

82: Jasmine.

83: Jazz.

84: Jones, Edward P. (1950– ).

85: Joy Luck Club, The.

86: Kincaid, Jamaica (1949– ).

87: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929–1968).

88: Kingston, Maxine Hong (1940– ).

89: Korean American Literature.

90: Lahiri, Jhumpa (1967– ).

91: Larsen, Nella (1891–1964).

92: Laviera, Tato (1951–2013).

93: Lee, Chang-rae (1965– ).

94: Lesson before Dying, A.

95: Lorde, Audre (1934–1992).

96: Marshall, Paule (1929– ).

97: McBride, James (1957– ).

98: Mexican American Autobiography.

99: Mexican American Children's Literature.

100: Mexican American Drama.

101: Mexican American Gay Literature.

102: Mexican American Lesbian Literature.

103: Mexican American Poetry.

104: Mexican American Stereotypes.

105: Momaday, Navarre Scott (1934– ).

106: Moody, Anne (1940– ).

107: Morrison, Toni (1931– ).

108: Mukherjee, Bharati (1940– ).

109: Multiculturalism.

110: Native American Autobiography.

111: Native American Drama.

112: Native American Novel.

113: Native American Oral Texts.

114: Native American Poetry.

115: Native American Stereotypes.

116: Naylor, Gloria (1950– ).

117: Nuyorican.

118: Obama, Barack Hussein (1961– ).

119: Okada, John (1923–1971).

120: Ortiz, Simon J. (1941– ).

121: Ortiz Cofer, Judith (1952– ).

122: Passing.

123: Pedagogy and U.S. Ethnic Literatures.

124: Piñero, Miguel (1946–1988).

125: Puerto Rican American Autobiography.

126: Puerto Rican American Drama.

127: Puerto Rican American Gay Literature.

128: Puerto Rican American Lesbian Literature.

129: Puerto Rican American Novel.

130: Puerto Rican American Poetry.

131: Puerto Rican Stereotypes.

132: Race.

133: Racism.

134: Raisin in the Sun, A.

135: Rechy, John (1931– ).

136: Rivera, Tomás (1935–1984).

137: Rodriguez, Richard (1944– ).

138: Signifying.

139: Silent Dancing.

140: Silko, Leslie Marmon (1948– ).

141: Song of Solomon.

142: South Asian American Literature.

143: Spirituals.

144: Street, The.

145: Tan, Amy (1952– ).

146: Their Eyes Were Watching God.

147: Thomas, Piri (1928–2011).

148: Trickster, African American.

149: Trickster, Native American.

150: Valdez, Luis (1940– ).

151: Vietnamese American Literature.

152: Villarreal, José Antonio (1924–2010).

153: Vizenor, Gerald (1934– ).

154: Walker, Alice (1944– ).

155: Way to Rainy Mountain, The.

156: Whiteness.

157: Wilson, August (1945–2005).

158: Wilson, Harriet E. (1827?–1863?).

159: Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts, The.

160: Wright, Richard (1908–1960).

Selected Bibliography.

About the Editor and Contributors.

Index.