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Forgotten readers : recovering the lost history of African-American literary societies / Elizabeth McHenry.

Author/Creator:
McHenry, Elizabeth, 1965-
Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
Series:
New Americanists
New Americanists
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, , [2], 423, [1] pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects:
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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
"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. [387]-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:
2002
Contributor:
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0822329808 (alk. paper)
0822329956 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
49415928
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