Forgotten readers : recovering the lost history of African-American literary societies / Elizabeth McHenry.
- Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
- New Americanists
xiv, , , 423,  pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- American literature -- African American authors -- Appreciation -- United States.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Books and reading.
African Americans in literature.
Literature -- Societies, etc.
- Place of Publication:
- United States North Carolina Durham.
- Introduction: In Search of Black Readers
"Dreaded Eloquence": The Origins and Rise of African American Literary Societies
Spreading the Word: The Cultural Work of the Black Press
Literary Coalitions in the Age of Washington
Reading, Writing, and Reform in the Woman's Era
Georgia Douglas Johnson and the Saturday Nighters
Epilogue: Building Community in Contemporary Reading Groups.
- "A John Hope Franklin Center Book"--Half-title page.
"Designed by C. H. Westmoreland."
"Typeset in Adobe Garamond with Weiss italic display by Keystone Typesetting, Inc."
Includes bibliographical references (p. -400) and index.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
- 0822329808 (alk. paper)
0822329956 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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