Andrews, William L. 1946-
Most widely held works about William L Andrews
Most widely held works by William L Andrews
The Oxford companion to African American literature ( Book )
10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3,354 libraries worldwide
The Oxford Companion to African American Literature provides the first comprehensive one-volume reference work devoted to this rich tradition, surveying the length and breadth of black literary history, focusing in particular on the lives and careers of more than 400 writers. Here, too, are general articles on the traditional literary genres, such as poetry, fiction, and drama; on genres of special import in African American letters, such as autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday school literature, and oratory; and on a wide spectrum of related topics, including journalism, the black periodical press, major libraries and research centers, religion, literary societies, women's clubs, and various publishing enterprises.
Slave narratives ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 3,011 libraries worldwide
Consists of primary source material in the form of personal narratives.
Sisters of the spirit : three Black women's autobiographies of the nineteenth century ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,415 libraries worldwide
The curse of caste, or, The slave bride : a rediscovered African American novel by Julia C Collins ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
In 1865, The Christian Recorder, the national newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serialized The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, a novel written by Mrs. Julia C. Collins, an African American woman living in the small town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The first novel ever published by a black American woman, it is set in antebellum Louisiana and Connecticut and focuses on the lives of a beautiful mixed-race mother and daughter whose opportunities for fulfillment through love and marriage are threatened by slavery and caste prejudice. The text shares much with popular nineteenth-century womenʼs fiction, while its dominant themes of interracial romance, hidden African ancestry and ambiguous racial identity have parallels in the writings of both black and white authors from the period. Begun in the waning months of the Civil War, the novel was near its conclusion when Julia Collins died of tuberculosis in November of 1865. In this firs-ever book publication of The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, the editors have composed a hopeful and a tragic ending, reflecting two alternatives Collins almost certainly would have considered for the closing of her unprecedented novel. In their introduction, the editors offer the most complete and current research on the life and community of an author who left few traces in the historical record and provide extensive discussion of her novelʼs literary and historical significance. Collinsʼs published essays, which provide intriguing glimpses into the mind of this gifted but overlooked writer, are included in what will prove to be the definitive edition of a major new discovery in African American literature, religion, womenʼs history, community life and race relations during the era of the United States emancipation. Book jacket.
Classic African American women's narratives ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
This book offers teachers, students, and general readers a one-volume collection of the most memorable and important writing in prose by African American women before 1865. The book reproduces in one volume the canon of African American women's fiction and autobiography during the slavery era in U.S. history. Each text in the volume represents a "first." Maria Stewart's Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality (1831) was the first political tract authored by an African American woman. Jarena Lee's Life and Religious Experience (1836) was the first African American woman's spiritual autobiography. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) was the first slave narrative to focus on the experience of a female slave in the United States. Frances E.W. Harper's "The Two Offers" (1859) was the first short story published by an African American woman. Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig (1859) was the first novel written by an African American woman. Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) was the first autobiography authored by an African American woman. Charlotte Forten's "Life on the Sea Islands" (1864) was the first contribution by an African American woman to a major American literary magazine (the Atlantic Monthly). Complemented with an introduction by William L. Andrews, this is the only one-volume collection to gather the most important works of the first great era of African American women's writing.
To tell a free story : the first century of Afro-American autobiography, 1760-1865 by William L Andrews ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
Classic fiction of the Harlem Renaissance ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
This anthology opens a window on one of the most extraordinary assertions of racial self-conciousness in Western literature.
Up from slavery by Booker T Washington ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
Presents an annotated edition of the autobiography of Booker T. Washington, a man born in slavery who became an influential African-American leader, and founder of the Tuskegee Institute. Includes related correspondence, reviews, and critical essays.
Toni Morrison's Beloved : a casebook ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 991 libraries worldwide
The concise Oxford companion to African American literature ( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 907 libraries worldwide
"The book surveys a vast literary landscape, covering writers from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston to Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison to August Wilson. Over 400 entries span the entire range of African American writing - from major works (including synopses of novels) such as Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Richard Wright's Native Son, and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun to vivid literary characters such as Bigger Thomas, Coffin Ed Johnson, Kunta Kinte, and Sula Peace. Character types such as Aunt Jemima, Brer Rabbit, John Henry, and Stackolee are discussed in detail, and recognition is given to those figures of vital importance to black culture and our nation, among them Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman." "Featuring biographies, individual works including poems, fiction, songs, plays, and essays, and an appendix that reprints in its entirety the essay "Literary History," the Companion fully captures the sweep of African American writing in the United States from the colonial days to the present."--BOOK JACKET.
The literature of the American South : a Norton anthology ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
Journeys in new worlds : early American women's narratives ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
The Civitas anthology of African American slave narratives ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
Hailed in 1849 as "a new department in the literature of civilization," the slave narrative forms the foundation of the African American literary tradition. From the late eighteenth-century narratives by Africans who endured the harrowing Middle Passage, through the classic American fugitive slave narratives of the mid-nineteenth century, slave narratives have provided some of the most graphic and damning documentary evidence of the horrors of slavery. The slave narrative blends personal memory and rhetorical attacks on slavery to create powerful literature and propaganda. This work presents the seven classic antislavery narratives of the antebellum period in their entirety: The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, the first slave narrative published by a woman in the Americas; The Confessions of Nat Turner, written when Turner was asked to record his motivation for leading the bloodiest slave revolt in U.S. history; The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the first narrative to fashion the male fugitive slave into an African American cultural hero; The Narrative of William W. Brown, an account that explored with unprecedented realism the slave's survival ethic and the art of the slave trickster; The Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb, the story of the struggles of the most memorable family man among the classic slave narrators; Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, a chronicle of one of the most daring and celebrated slave escapes ever recorded; and Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, a dramatic text that exposed the sexual abuse of female slaves and pioneered the image of the fugitive slave woman as an articulate resister and survivor. Born out of lives of unparalleled suffering, the slave narrative captures all the bravery, drama, and hope that characterized the African American struggle against slavery.
The literary career of Charles W. Chesnutt by William L Andrews ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 687 libraries worldwide
Pioneers of the Black Atlantic : five slave narratives from the Enlightenment, 1772-1815 ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
[This book] include[s] the complete texts of the five most important and influential narratives of the eighteenth century. Included here are the writings of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, John Marrant, Ottobah Cugoano, Olaudah Equiano, and John Jea. Their stories, resonant still in our racially divided world, are landmarks in the history of autobiography and human rights. -Back cover.
The Oxford Frederick Douglass reader by Frederick Douglass ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
The Oxford Frederick Douglass Reader collects in one volume the most outstanding and representative work of Frederick Douglass's fifty-year writing career, including all the major genres in which he worked: autobiography, journalism, oratory, and fiction. The Reader contains the following classic texts in their entirety: the landmark fugitive slave narrative Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845); the consummate antislavery oration "What To The Slave Is The Fourth of July?" (1852); the pioneering novella The Heroic Slave (1853); and the magisterial analysis of lynching The Lessons of the Hour (1894). Generous selections from Douglass's second autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom (1855), illustrate his boldly revisionist personal and political agenda, while major chapters from both the 1881 and the 1892 editions of the final autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, reveal the author's perspective on his own successes and his estimate of the nation's progress on the racial front in the post-war era. Also included are notable examples of Douglass's journalism, in which he advocated women's rights and black enlistment in the Civil War. In addition, the private as well as the public Douglass finds a voice in the Reader, as he responds to criticism of his decision to choose a white woman as his second wife and also discloses his carefully guarded views of religion through a little-known 1886 letter. Editor William L. Andrews has provided an introduction and headnotes that give basic, accessible information regarding Douglass's life, writing purposes, and the reception of his texts, offering a thoughtful review of the crucial developments in Douglass's multiple careers as autobiographer, journalist, lecturer, and racial spokesman. The Oxford Frederick Douglass Reader provides students and readers with the most complete, diverse, and personally revealing record available of nineteenth-century black America's most celebrated writer.
The North Carolina roots of African American literature : an anthology ( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Literary romanticism in America ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 libraries worldwide
North Carolina slave narratives : the lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane, Moses Grandy & Thomas H. Jones ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Bursting bonds : enlarged edition [of] The heir of slaves : the autobiography of a "new Negro by William Pickens ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
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Andrews, William Leake 1946-