PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide - An Ongoing Project

© Paul P. Reuben

Appendix B: Minorities and Women Studies

African American Studies

Outside Link: The Givens Foundation for African American Literature

Page Link: | Selected Bibliography 1980-1999 | Selected Bibliography 2000-Present | Selected Bibliography 2006-Present | MLA Style Citation of this Web Page |

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Selected Bibliography 1980-1999

Abel, Elizabeth, Barbara Christian, and Helene Moglen. eds. Female Subjects in Black and White: Race, Psychoanalysis, Feminism. U Of California P, 1997.

Andrews, William L. To Tell A Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760-1865. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1986.

Baker, Houston A. Workings of the Spirit: The Poetics of Afro-American Women's Writing. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1991. PS153 .N5 B28

- - -. Black Literature in America. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1971. PS508 N3 B27

Baraka, Imamu Amiri. Confirmation, an Anthology of African American Women. NY: Morrow, 1983. (PS508 .N3 C66)

Carby, Hazel. Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist. NY: Oxford UP, 1987. PS153 .N5 C37

Chapman, Abraham. Black Voices; an Anthology of Afro-American Literature. NY: New American Library, 1968. PS508 .N3 C5

Ducille, Ann. The Coupling Convention: Sex, Text, and Tradition in Black Women's Fiction. NY: Oxford UP, 1993.

Evans, James H. Spiritual Empowerment in Afro-American Literature: Frederick Douglass, Rebecca Jackson, Booker T. Washington, Richard Wright, and Toni Morrison. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 1987.

Gates, Henry L. Jr., ed. "Race," Writing, and Difference. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1986.

- - -. The Signifying Monkey. NY: Oxford UP, 1989. PS153 .N5 G28

Giddings, Paula. When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black women on Race and Sex in America. NY: Morrow, 1984. E185.86 .G49

Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1992.

Nelson, Dana D. The Word in Black and White: Reading "Race" in American Literature 1638-1867. NY: Oxford UP, 1992.

Pryse, Marjorie, and Hortense J. Spillers, ed. Conjuring: Black Women, Fiction, and Literary Tradition. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1985.

Tate, Claudia. Black Women Writers at Work. NY: Continuum, 1983. PS153 .N5 B56

Turner, Patricia A. I Heard it Through the Grapevine: Rumor in African-American Culture. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1993.

Washington, Mary H. Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women, 1860-1960. Garden City: Anchor-Doubleday, 1987.

---. Memory of Kin: Stories about Family by Black Writers. NY: Doubleday, 1991. (PS509 .F27 M46

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Abernathy, Jeff. To Hell and Back: Race and Betrayal in the Southern Novel. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2003.

Allen, Carol D. Peculiar Passages: Black Women Playwrights, 1875 to 2000. NY: Peter Lang, 2005.

Baker, Houston A., Jr., and David L. Dudley. Critical Memory: Public Spheres, African American Writing, and Black Fathers and Sons in America. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2001.

Bell, Bernard W. The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2004.

Boan, Devon. The Black 'I': Author and Audience in African American Literature. NY: Peter Lang, 2002.

Bruce, Dickson D., Jr. The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 2001.

Carr, Robert. Black Nationalism in the New World: Reading the African-American and West Indian Experience. Durham: Duke UP, 2002.

Csicsila, Joseph, and Tom Quirk. Canons by Consensus: Critical Trends and American Literature Anthologies. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2004.

Early, Gerald L. This Is Where I Came In: Black America in the 1960s. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2003.

English, Daylanne K. Unnatural Selections: Eugenics in American Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2004.

Ervin, Hazel A. The Handbook of African American Literature. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2004.

Gates, Henry L. Jr., and Evelyn B. Higginbotham. African American Lives. NY: oxford UP, 2004.

Harris, Trudier. Saints, Sinners, Saviors: Strong Black Women in African American Literature. NY: Palgrave, 2001.

Hogue, W. Lawrence. The African American Male, Writing, and Difference: A Polycentric Approach to African American Literature, Criticism, and History. Albany: State U of New York P, 2003.

King, Lovalerie, and Trudier Harris-Lopez. A Student's Guide to African American Literature, 1760 to the Present. NY: Peter Lang, 2003.

Pfeiffer, Kathleen. Race Passing and American Individualism. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2003.

Wall, Cheryl A. Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2005.

Zabel, Darcy A. The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature. NY: Peter Lang, 2004.

Zackodnik, Teresa C. The Mulatta and the Politics of Race. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2004.

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Ernest, John. Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2009.

Gardner, Eric. Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2009.

Green, Adam. Selling the Race: Culture, Community, and Black Chicago, 1940-1955. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2007.

Herring, Scott. Queering the Underworld: Slumming, Literature, and the Undoing of Lesbian and Gay History. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2007.

James, Jennifer C. A Freedom Bought with Blood: African American War Literature from the Civil War to World War II. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2007.

Jarrett, Gene A. Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature. NY: New York UP, 2011.

- - -. Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2007.

King, Lovalerie. Race, Theft, and Ethics: Property Matters in African American Literature. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2007.

Lewis, Leslie W. Telling Narratives: Secrets in African American Literature. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2007.

McGeachy, M. G. Lonesome Words: The Vocal Poetics of the Old English Lament and the African-American Blues Song. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Parham, Marisa. Haunting and Displacement in African American Literature and Culture. NY: Routledge, 2009.

Richards, Phillip M. Black Heart: The Moral Life of Recent African American Letters. NY: Peter Lang, 2006.

Richardson, Riché. Black Masculinity and the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2007.

Rottenberg, Catherine. Performing Americanness: Race, Class, and Gender in Modern African-American and Jewish-American Literature. Hanover, NH: UP of New England, 2008.

Samuels, Wilfred D., Woodard, Loretta, Gilchrist; Guzzio, and Tracie Church. eds. Encyclopedia of African-American Literature. NY: Facts On File, 2007.

Thompson, Carlyle V. Eating the Black Body: Miscegenation as Sexual Consumption in African American Literature and Culture. NY: Peter Lang, 2006.

- - -. Black Outlaws: Race, Law, and Male Subjectivity in African American Literature and Culture. NY: Peter Lang, 2010.

Walters, Tracey L. African American Literature and the Classicist Tradition: Black Women Writers from Wheatley to Morrison. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "PAL: Appendix B: African-American Studies." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: (provide page date or date of your login).

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