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Baker, Houston A. Jr 1943-

Overview
Works: 115 works in 506 publications in 6 languages and 28,888 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Autobiographies  History  Literature  Handbooks and manuals  Biographies  Poetry  Personal narratives  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: E449, 810.9896073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Houston A Baker
Columbia literary history of the United States by Emory Elliott( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 4,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de Amerikaanse letterkunde
Afro-American poetics : revisions of Harlem and the Black aesthetic by Houston A Baker( )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrayal : how Black intellectuals have abandoned the ideals of the civil rights era by Houston A Baker( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Condemns the black intellectuals who, the author believes, have turned their backs on the tradition of racial activism in America. Urges black intellectuals to forge sacred and secular connections with local communities and rededicate themselves to social responsibility. From publisher description
Modernism and the Harlem renaissance by Houston A Baker( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Harlem Renaissance as a crucial moment in the Afro-American form of expression
Twentieth century interpretations of Native son; a collection of critical essays by Houston A Baker( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays to help you understand and appreciate Wright's novel, Native son
Blues, ideology, and Afro-American literature : a vernacular theory by Houston A Baker( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with post-Blackness by Houston A Baker( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Post-Blackness salutes Black individuals and their achievements while rejecting affiliation with any larger Black community. It disavows allegiance to Black intellectual and cultural traditions. Its stance depends on the premise that the current racial order has broken with the past. This collection of commissioned essays begins a long overdue discussion about changes in the racial order in the age of Obama. It interrogates and challenges the emergence of post-Black ideology from a variety of perspectives. It examines how we pay attention to the ways in which Blackness has been patterned and imagined in America. Making use of a wide scope of topics that rally around central questions introduced by the notion of post-Blackness, the volume gives general readers and students an introduction to what it means to be 'Black' in the twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher
Long black song; essays in Black American literature and culture by Houston A Baker( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Walker, Douglass, Booker T. Washington's Up from slavery, W.E.B. du Bois' The souls of Black folk, Richard Wright's Native son, and more
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slave by Frederick Douglass( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a memoir written by famous American orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). This work is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of Douglass' life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, recounting Douglass' life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man
The journey back : issues in Black literature and criticism by Houston A Baker( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and Croatian and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assesses 18th-century black writers, the autobiographical writings of slaves, the works of Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Baraka, and Brooks, and traditional approaches to African-American literature
Singers of daybreak; studies in Black American literature by Houston A Baker( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afro-American literary study in the 1990s( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring the work of the most distinguished scholars in the field, this volume assesses the state of Afro-American literary study and projects a vision of that study for the 1990s
English literature : opening up the canon by English Institute( )

17 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workings of the spirit : the poetics of Afro-American women's writing by Houston A Baker( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning south again : re-thinking modernism/re-reading Booker T. by Houston A Baker( )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inaugurates a new southern studies with Black experience at the center, through a re-examination of the career of Booker T. Washington, showing incarceration to be the central characteristic of African-American life, even in the case of Tuskegee
Three American literatures : essays in Chicano, Native American, and Asian-American literature for teachers of American literature by Houston A Baker( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This well-chosen selection contributes to our understanding of the psychological and cultural complexities of these minority groups and helps us, as Baker suggests, 'arrive at a [more] just assessment of the distinctive character of American social and intellectual history.'"--World Literature Today
Black studies, rap, and the academy by Houston A Baker( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this explosive book, Houston Baker takes stock of the current state of Black Studies in the university and outlines its responsibilities to the newest form of black urban expression--rap. A frank, polemical essay, Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy is an uninhibited defense of Black Studies and an extended commentary on the importance of rap. Written in the midst of the political correctness wars and in the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots, Baker's meditation on the academy and black urban expression has generated much controversy and comment from both ends of the political spectrum
Black literature in America by Houston A Baker( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No matter where you travel, you still be Black : poems by Houston A Baker( )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American modernism by Richard Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays explore the social, philosophical, and political trends that influenced Modernism and the prominent writers of the movement
 
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Columbia literary history of the United States
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Afro-American poetics : revisions of Harlem and the Black aestheticBetrayal : how Black intellectuals have abandoned the ideals of the civil rights eraModernism and the Harlem renaissanceTwentieth century interpretations of Native son; a collection of critical essaysBlues, ideology, and Afro-American literature : a vernacular theoryLong black song; essays in Black American literature and cultureNarrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slaveThe journey back : issues in Black literature and criticism
Alternative Names
Baker, Houston 1943-

Baker, Houston A.

Baker, Houston A. 1943- Jr

Baker, Houston A. Jr

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Baker, Houston Alfred 1943-

Houston A. Baker

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