Short Fiction by Black Women, 1900-1920

Short Fiction by Black Women, 1900-1920

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The forty-six short stories collected in this volume were originally published in The Colored American Magazine or The Crisis between 1900 and 1920. The Introduction to the collection, written by Elizabeth Ammons, explores the role played by the major black magazines of that period and demonstrates how these two magazines provided the largest secular outlets for short fiction by black women at the turn of the century.show more

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  • Hardback | 642 pages
  • 126.7 x 173 x 47mm | 771.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195061950
  • 9780195061956

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The enthusiastic reception by students, scholars, and the general public to the 1988 publication of the Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers more than justified the efforts of twenty-five scholars and the staff of the Black Periodical Literature Project to piece together the fragments of knowledge about the writings of African-American women between 1773 and 1910. The Library's republication of those writings in thirty volumes-ranging from the poetry of Phillis Wheatley to the enormous body of work that emerged out of the 'Black Woman's Era' at the turn of this century-was a beginning for the restoration of the written sensibilities of a group of writers who confronted the twin barriers of racism and sexism in America.show more

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