African-american Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927 by Joan R. ShermanAfrican-american Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927 by Joan R. Sherman

African-american Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927

EditorJoan R. Sherman

Paperback | July 7, 1997

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Rich selection of 74 poems ranging from the religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753–1784) to 20th-century work of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Other contributors include James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, many others. Indispensable for students of the black experience in America and any lover of fine poetry.
Title:African-american Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:July 7, 1997Publisher:Dover Publications

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ISBN - 10:0486296040

ISBN - 13:9780486296043

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The names read like a who’s who of African American literature: Phillis Wheatley Peters, Frances Wellen Watkins Harper, Alberry Alston Whitman, Henrietta Cordelia Ray, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen, just to name a few. Brought together in African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927 they document in words and expression the changes in their culture. Ripe with topics such as discrimination, identity, racial solidarity and freedom, these poems embody the black experience of a very dynamic 150 years.