African American Poets

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438134363
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African American Poets from the Author: Harold Bloom. Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of African American poets of the late twentieth century to the newly established and emerging voices of today, including, Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, and more.

Portraits Of African American Life Since 1865

Author: Nina Mjagkij
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842029674
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Portraits Of African American Life Since 1865 from the Author: Nina Mjagkij. Compelling and informative, the 14 diverse biographies of this book give a heightened understanding of the evolution of what it meant to be black and American through more than three centuries of U.S. history.

Discovering African American St Louis

Author: John Aaron Wright
Publisher: Missouri History Museum
ISBN: 9781883982454
Size: 62.72 MB
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Discovering African American St Louis from the Author: John Aaron Wright. African Americans have been part of the story of St. Louis since the city's founding in 1764. Unfortunately, most histories of the city have overlooked or ignored their vital role, allowing their influence and accomplishments to go unrecorded or uncollected; that is, until the publication of Discovering African American St. Louis: A Guide to Historic Sites in 1994.A new and updated 2002 edition is now available to take readers on a fascinating tour of nearly four hundred African American landmarks. From the boyhood home of jazz great Miles Davis in East St. Louis, Illinois, to the site of the house that sparked the landmark Shelley v. Kraemer court case, the maps, photographs, and text of Discovering African American St. Louis record a history that has been neglected for too long.The guidebook covers fourteen regions east and west of the Mississippi that represent St. Louis's rich African American heritage. In the words of historian Gary Kremer, “No one who reads this book and visits and contemplates the places and peoples whose stories it recounts will be able to look at St. Louis in the same way ever again.”

African American English

Author: Guy Bailey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135097569
Size: 33.28 MB
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African American English from the Author: Guy Bailey. African-American English: Structure, History and Use provides a comprehensive survey of linguistic research into African-American English. The main linguistic features are covered, in particular the grammar, phonology and lexicon. Further chapters explore the sociological, political and educational issues connected with African-American English. The editors are the leading experts in the field and along with other key figures, notably William Labov, Geneva Smitherman and Walt Wolfram, they provide an authoritative, diverse guide to this topical subject area. Drawing on many contemporary references: the Oakland School controversy, the rap of Ice-T, the contributors reflect the state of current scholarship on African-American English, and actively dispel many misconceptions, address new questions and explore new approaches. The book is designed to serve as a text for the increasing number of courses on African-American English and as a convenient reference for students of linguistics, black studies and anthropology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

African American Librarians In The Far West

Author: Binnie Tate Wilkin
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810851566
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African American Librarians In The Far West from the Author: Binnie Tate Wilkin. Languages with free word orders pose daunting challenges to linguistic theory because they raise questions about the nature of grammatical strings. Ross, who coined the term Scrambling to refer to the relatively free word orders found in Germanic languages (among others) notes that the problems involved in specifying exactly the subset of the strings which will be generated are far too complicated for me to even mention here, let alone come to grips with (1967:52). This book offers a radical re-analysis of middle field Scrambling. It argues that Scrambling is a concatenation effect, as described in Stroik s (1999, 2000, 2007) Survive analysis of minimalist syntax, driven by an interpretable referentiality feature [Ref] to the middle field, where syntactically encoded features for temporality and other world indices are checked. The purpose of this book is to investigate the syntactic properties of middle field Scrambling in synchronic West Germanic languages, and to explore, to what possible extent we can classify Scrambling as a syntactic phenomenon within Survive-minimalist desiderata.

African American Awareness

Author: Evia Davis
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 1596473487
Size: 22.66 MB
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African American Awareness from the Author: Evia Davis. Increase cultural awareness among your students with this engaging curriculum that works on key early childhood skills. Covering the family and African American inventors and heroes, 23 lessons feature age-appropriate activities such as circle time, art projects, songs, dramatic play, and snacks. Coloring pages and lists of suggested picture books are included. Grades K-1. Bibliography. Appendixes. Illustrated.

Soulstepping

Author: Elizabeth Calvert Fine
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252024757
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Soulstepping from the Author: Elizabeth Calvert Fine. Stepping is a complex performance that melds folk traditions with popular culture and involves synchronized percussive movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama. Developed by African American fraternities and sororities, it is now practiced worldwide. Soulstepping is the first book to document the history of stepping, its roots in African and African American culture, and its transformation by churches, schools, and social groups into a powerful tool for instilling group identity and community involvement. Elizabeth C. Fine's vibrant portrayal of the cultural politics of stepping covers the spread to new venues and participants, including Latino and Asian American Greek-letter organizations. She draws on interviews with individuals on college campuses and steppers and stepping coaches from high schools, community groups, churches, and dance organizations as she traces the widespread growth of stepping and uncovers the controversies surrounding it.

Encyclopedia Of African American History 1896 To The Present

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0195167791
Size: 18.64 MB
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Encyclopedia Of African American History 1896 To The Present from the Author: Paul Finkelman. Focusing on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this encyclopedia traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Brown ruling that overturned Plessy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African American culture on the American cultural landscape.Covering African American history in all areas of U.S. history and culture from 1896 to the present, the Encyclopedia contains approximately 1,200 fully cross-referenced entries that are all signed by leading scholars and experts, making this five-volume set the most reliable and extensive treatment to be found on African American history in the twentieth century. The set also contains 500 images and roughly 640 biographies, as well as an entry on each of the fifty states. In addition to its comprehensive coverage of African Americans, the Encyclopedia also contains entries about key figures who affected the lives of African Americans in particular and Americans in general. Unrivalled in breadth and scope, this is the preeminent source of information on this topic and is destined to become a trusted reference source for years to come.

Stormy Weather

Author: Anastasia C. Curwood
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807868386
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Stormy Weather from the Author: Anastasia C. Curwood. The so-called New Negroes of the period between World Wars I and II embodied a new sense of racial pride and upward mobility for the race. Many of them thought that relationships between spouses could be a crucial factor in realizing this dream. But there was little agreement about how spousal relationships should actually function in an ideal New Negro marriage. Shedding light on an often-overlooked aspect of African American social history, Anastasia C. Curwood explores the public and private negotiations over gender relationships inside marriage that consumed upwardly mobile black Americans between 1918 and 1942.

African American English

Author: Lisa J. Green
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521891387
Size: 72.43 MB
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African American English from the Author: Lisa J. Green. This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organised, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use in AAE. The textbook examines topics such as education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of language in literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises to accompany each chapter and will be essential reading for students in linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and literature.