Understanding I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents, 1st Edition

  • Joanne Megna-Wallace
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  • ISBN-10: 0313032106
  • ISBN-13: 9780313032103
  • DDC: 818.5409
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 189 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 1998 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 1998

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A resource for teachers and students to enhance the reader's understanding of the historical and social forces that shaped Maya Angelou's experience such as race relations in the pre-civil rights South, segregated schools, the African American church, and the African American family.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
The Greenwood Press "Literature in Context" Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Copyright Acknowledgments.
Half Title Page.
1: 1 The Journey to Maturity and Self-Esteem: A Literary Analysis of Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
2: 2 Violence and Intimidation as a Means of Social Control: A Historical Overview of Race Relations in the South.
3: 3 Segregated Schools: An Institutional Method of Social Control.
4: 4 The African American Church.
5: 5 The African American Family and Other Role Models.
6: 6 Child Sexual Abuse.
7: 7 Censorship.
Bibliographic Essay.
Chronology of Maya Angelou's Career.
About the Author.