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008 180820s2019 enka b 001 0 eng
010 _a2018039992
020 _a9781107035478
020 _a1107035473
035 _a(OCoLC)1048946238
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042 _apcc
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050 0 0 _aPS310 .N4
_bR357 2019
100 1 _aRamey, Lauri,
245 1 2 _aA history of African American poetry /
_cLauri Ramey.
264 1 _aCambridge, United Kingdom ;
_aNew York, NY :
_bCambridge University Press,
300 _axii, 269 pages ;
_c24 cm.
336 _atext
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
500 _aIncludes appendices.
505 0 _aIntroduction to a genre -- The origins of African American poetry -- Emancipation to modernism -- The twentieth century renaissances -- Contemporary African American poetry.
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 _a"A History of African American Poetry: African American poetry is as old as America itself, yet this touchstone of American identity is often overlooked. In this critical history of African American poetry, from its origins in the transatlantic slave trade, to present day hip-hop, Lauri Ramey traces African American poetry from slave songs to today's award-winning poets. Covering a wide range of styles and forms, canonical figures like Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784) and Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) are brought side by side with lesser known poets who explored diverse paths of bold originality. Calling for a revised and expanded canon, Ramey shows how some poems were suppressed while others were lauded, while also examining the role of music, women, innovation, and art as political action in African American poetry. Conceiving of a new canon reveals the influential role of African American poetry in defining and reflecting the United States at all points in the nation's history."--
_cProvided by publisher.
650 0 _aAmerican poetry
_xAfrican American authors
_xHistory and criticism.
650 0 _aAfrican Americans
_xIntellectual life.
650 0 _aAfrican Americans in literature
_xHistory and criticism.
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