Masterplots II: African American Literature, 1st Edition

  • Frank Northen Magill
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  • ISBN-10: 1587654474
  • ISBN-13: 9781587654473
  • DDC: 810.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2064 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released November 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Masterplots II: African American Literature offers essays on individual titles by great novelists, playwrights, memoirists, historians, and critics as well as the bodies of work of major poets, short-story writers, essayists, and orators. Students, librarians, and teachers can explore the rich literary canon of African American writings, from colonial America to the twenty-first century. The set includes new and revised essays, along with complete updates on existing material. The addition of 101 new essays brings the total number of essays to 367. New essays include memoirs by Maya Angelou, Jamaica Kincaid, and Audre Lorde; novels by Toni Cade Bambara, Octavia E. Butler, Bebe Moore Campbell, Edwidge Danticat, Ralph Ellison, Percival Everett, Edward P. Jones, Terry McMillan, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Walter Mosley; poetry by Cornelius Eady; criticism by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Bell Hooks, and Cornel West; plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, August Wilson, and George C. Wolfe; and young adult literature by Gwendolyn Brooks, Walter Dean Myers, Mildred D. Taylor, and Jacqueline Woodson.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Titles in Volume.
Publisher’s Note.
Contributing Reviewers.
Complete List of Titles in All Volumes.
1: Afrocentricity.
2: Ain’t I a Woman.
3: All-Bright Court.
4: All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes.
5: The American Evasion of Philosophy.
6: Anancy’s Score.
7: Angela Davis.
8: Annie John.
9: Another Country.
10: Appalachee Red.
11: The Artificial White Man.
12: At the Bottom of the River.
13: The Autobiographical Writings of William Wells Brown.
14: The Autobiography of a Jukebox.
15: The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man.
16: The Autobiography of Chester Himes.
17: The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
18: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
19: Autobiography of My Dead Brother.
20: The Autobiography of My Mother.
21: The Autobiography of W. E. B. Du Bois.
22: Babel-17.
23: Baby of the Family.
24: Bailey’s Café.
25: Banana Bottom.
26: The Battle of Jericho.
27: Beetlecreek.
28: Beloved.
29: Betsey Brown.
30: The Big Sea and I Wonder as I Wander.
31: Bird at My Window.
32: Black Betty.
33: Black Boy and American Hunger.
34: Black Ice.
35: Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman.
36: Black Men.
37: The Black Muslims in America.
38: Black no More.
39: Black Thunder.
40: The Blacker the Berry.
41: “Blue Meridian”.
42: Blues for Mister Charlie.
43: The Bluest Eye.
44: The Bondwoman’s Narrative.
45: Breath, Eyes, Memory.
46: Bright Shadow.
47: A Brighter Sun.
48: Bronx Masquerade.
49: Bronzeville Boys and Girls.
50: Brothers and Keepers.
51: Brothers and Sisters.
52: Brown Girl, Brownstones.
53: Brutal Imagination.
54: Bucking the Sarge.
55: Cambridge.
56: The Cancer Journals.
57: Cane.
58: Captain Blackman.
59: Captivity.
60: Catherine Carmier.
61: Ceremonies in Dark Old Men.
62: The Chaneysville Incident.
63: The Chinaberry Tree.
64: A Chocolate Soldier.
65: The Chosen Place, the Timeless People.
66: Clifford’s Blues.
67: Clotel.
68: The Color of Water.
69: The Color Purple.
70: The Colored Museum.
71: Coming of Age in Mississippi.
72: Coming up Down Home.
73: The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States Politically Considered.
74: The Conjure-Man Dies.
75: The Conjure Woman.
76: Contending Forces.
77: The Content of our Character.
78: Corregidora.
79: Country Place.
80: Cranial Guitar.
81: The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual.
82: Crossing the River.
83: The Culture of Bruising.
84: The Curse of Caste.
85: Daddy was a Number Runner.
86: The Dahomean.
87: Daughters.
88: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World.
89: Dem.
90: Dessa Rose.
91: Devil in a Blue Dress.
92: A Different Drummer.
93: Disappearing Acts.
94: A Distant Shore.
95: The Dragon Can’t Dance.
96: A Dream Deferred.
97: Dream on Monkey Mountain.