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The Black experience; an anthology of American literature for the 1970s. Edited with an introduction and notes by Frances E. Kearns. Foreword by Arna Bontemps.


New York, Viking Press [1970] .
ISBN 0670171484, 0670002755

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Other Authors Kearns, Francis E. 1931-
Subjects African Americans -- Literary collections.
African Americans.
American literature -- African American authors.
American literature.
Race relations -- Literary collections.
Race relations.
Series Viking compass book.
Description xx, 650 pages 20 cm.
Copyright Date [1970]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 639-650).
Also issued online.
Contents Negro songs. John Henry -- Swing low, sweet chariot -- Nobody knows de trouble I see -- All God's chillun got shoes -- We shall overcome -- Go down, Moses -- Didn' my Lord deliver Daniel? -- No more auction block -- Free at las'.
from The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym / Edgar Allan Poe -- Caloya, or, The loves of the driver / William Gilmore Simms -- from Uncle Tom's cabin. Topsy ; The martyr ; [A letter to a friend] / Harriet Beecher Stowe -- from Swallow Barn, or, A sojourn in the Old Dominion. The quarter / John Pendleton Kennedy -- from Leaves of grass. from Song of myself ; from I sing the body electric / Walt Whitman -- from the Leaves of grass. Ethiopia saluting the colors / Walt Whitman -- Benito Cereno / Herman Melville -- from The Old Dominion, or, The Southampton massacre / G.P.R. James -- from The octoroon, or, Life in Louisiana / Dion Boucicault -- from The grandissimes. Palmyre philosophe ; The story of bras-coupeĢ ; Clemence / George Washington Cable -- from The adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) -- Christmas-night in the quarters / Irwin Russell -- from Free Joe, and other Georgian sketches. Free Joe and the rest of the world / Joel Chandler Harris -- from Uncle Remus and his friends. Death and the Negro man / Joel Chandler Harris -- Accountability ; The colored soldiers ; We wear the mask ; Why fades a dream? ; Sympathy ; The news ; Christmas on the plantation ; At candle lightin' time ; The colored band ; Black Samson of Brandywine ; On the dedication of Dorothy Hall ; To the South ; Compensation / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Po' Sandy ; The passing of Grandison / Charles W. Chestnutt -- The knife / Stephen Crane -- The Congo / Vachel Lindsay -- The song of the smoke ; from The souls of black folk / W.E.B. Dubois -- Nigger Jeff / Theodore Dreiser -- O black and unknown bards ; Go down death : a funeral sermon / James Weldon Johnson -- Summer morn in New Hampshire ; Home thoughts ; Baptism ; If we must die ; The lynching ; Outcast ; The Negro's tragedy ; America ; Harlem shadows ; The white house / Claude McKay -- Yet do I marvel ; A song of praise ; Incident ; Heritage ; From the dark tower ; Black majesty / Countee Cullen -- A black man talks of reaping ; The day-breakers ; Southern mansion / Arna Bontemps -- from The man who became a woman / Sherwood Anderson -- Fern / Jean Toomer -- Advent of the slaves / William Carlos Williams -- Red leaves / William Faulkner -- A sequence of servants / James Thurber -- The man who went to Chicago / Richard Wright -- A worn path / Eudora Welty -- For my people / Margaret Walker -- Dark symphony / Melvin B. Tolson -- The other Margaret / Lionel Trilling -- Daybreak in Alabama ; Roland Hayes beaten (Georgia : 1942) ; Railroad Avenue ; Theme for English B ; High to low ; Subway rush hour ; Harlem ; A toast to Harlem ; Temptation ; Lenox Avenue bar / Langston Hughes -- The preacher : ruminates behind the sermon ; People who have no children can be hard ; The bean eaters ; The Chicago defender sends a man to Little Rock ; Medgar Evers / Gwendolyn Brooks -- The art of fiction : an interview / Ralph Ellison -- from Notes of a native son. Stranger in the village / James Baldwin -- from On the road / Jack Kerouac -- Preface to a twenty volume suicide note ; Ostriches and grandmothers ; Way out west ; Notes for a speech ; A poem for black hearts / Le Roi Jones -- from Pinktoes. Excursion in paradox / Chester Himes -- Everything that rises must converge / Flannery O'Connor -- Tour 5 ; Runagate runagate / Robert Hayden -- from Soul on ice. On Watts ; Soul food ; On becoming / Eldridge Cleaver.
Genre Literary collections.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)76109
(OCoLC)ocm00076109
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