Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphere by C. K. DoreskiWriting America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphere by C. K. Doreski

Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphere

byC. K. DoreskiEditorEric Sundquist, Albert Gelpi

Paperback | November 28, 1998

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Writing America Black examines the African American press and selected literary works by black authors. By viewing the journalist's role as historian, reporter, tastemaker, and propagandist, C.K. Doreski reveals the close bond to a larger African American literary tradition. Rich in cultural and historical context, this valuable study will be of interest to readers of literature, history, African American studies, American studies, and journalism.
Title:Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public SphereFormat:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:November 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052156462X

ISBN - 13:9780521564625


Table of Contents

Part I. History, Citizenship and the American Way: 1. Race progress and exemplary biography; 2. Reading riot; 3; Rendezvous with modernism, fascism - and democracy; 4. If I were a Negro; Part II. Decomposing Unities, Deconstructing National Narratives: 5. Reportage as Redemption; 6. Kinship as history; 7. Nation-ness as consciousness; 8. History as storytelling.

Editorial Reviews

"Doreski's fine study is highly recommended for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and specialists in African American and American studies." Choice