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Felgar, Robert 1944-

Works: 7 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 6,724 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Study guides  History  Biography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3545.R815, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Felgar
Richard Wright by Robert Felgar( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces briefly the author's life, examines his novels and other writings, and establishes his place in American literature
Understanding Richard Wright's Black boy : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents by Robert Felgar( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a variety of documents which have been chosen to help readers understand the political, racial, literary, social, and general cultural contexts of the fictional autobiography "Black Boy."
Student companion to Richard Wright by Robert Felgar( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in rural Mississippi, the grandson of slaves, Richard Wright overcame daunting obstacles to achieve literary recognition as the creator of some of America's most powerful black literature. Wright's works changed the cultural landscape by challenging old stereotypes and myths about race. This critical volume helps students appreciate the literary significance of such groundbreaking works as Native Son and the autobiographical Black Boy. It serves students of both literature and social history as it explores the themes of racism and all types of institutionalized oppression that Wright exposed in his writing."--Jacket
American slavery : a historical exploration of literature by Robert Felgar( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Utilizing key selections from American literature, this volume aligns with ELA Common Core Standards to give students a fresh perspective on and a keener understanding of slavery in the United States. Slavery is a central feature of American history, one with which the nation still has not come fully to terms. In this book, that seminal topic is examined in a fresh way--through literature. Organized chronologically to show evolving attitudes toward American slavery in the 19th century, the work focuses on four key 19th-century texts that are frequently taught, using them as a gateway for understanding this critical period and why slavery had to be destroyed if the Union was to be maintained. In addition to examining the four works--Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn--the book also provides numerous historical documents that contextualize slavery in the literary texts. These documents make it dramatically clear why issues such as abolition and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 were so controversial for 19th-century Americans. Aligned with the ELA Common Core Standards, the title supports history teachers with insights into classic literary works, and it enhances the English curriculum with rich elaborations of relevant historical context." -- Publisher's description
The historian's narrative of Frederick Douglass : reading Douglass's autobiography as social and cultural history by Frederick Douglass( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Douglass was a slave, then a free man. He was an abolitionist, a writer, and an orator who became a great social reformer and statesman. Perhaps even more important, he served as a powerful counter-example to white Americans who believed black people could not be their equals. Douglass dedicated his life to the pursuit of freedom and equality for not just African Americans, but for all people, of all races, male and female. The Historian's Narrative of Frederick Douglass: Reading Douglass's Autobiography as Social and Cultural History covers the first decades of Frederick Douglass's life, from his childhood through his escape from slavery in 1838 and his early years as a fiery abolitionist speaker in the North. The book provides readers with the necessary biographical and historical context to better understand and fully appreciate the Douglass's classic memoir. Readers will learn about slavery, the abolitionist movement, efforts of resistance to slavery and escape from it, and the great importance of literacy in combating slavery. The book is written in accessible language that will engage high school and college students as well as general readers, but deals with challenging and provocative concepts
Browning's narrative art by R. P Felgar( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Historian's Narrative of Frederick Douglass by Robert Felgar( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Understanding Richard Wright's Black boy : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents
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Student companion to Richard Wright