Walkin' the Talk

Walkin' the Talk : An Anthology of African American Studies

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For introductory and upper division courses in African American Literature, African American Politics, African American History, or Black Studies.This comprehensive anthology of primary texts surveys the experience of Africans in America from the eighteenth century to the present. Texts from a variety of disciplines encompass history, literature, and politics, and accurately represent the expression of African America. The book also highlights the usually neglected tradition of radicalism in African American Studies.
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  • Paperback | 808 pages
  • 160 x 227.6 x 23.6mm | 675.86g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130420166
  • 9780130420169

Table of contents

I. NEW WORLD SLAVERY. Olaudah Equiano, fromThe Interesting Narrative Of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African (1789). Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, fromThoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery (1787). Phillis Wheatley, On Being Brought from Africa to America (1773), To the University of Cambridge, in New-England (1776). To His Excellency General Washington (1773), Benjamin Banneker, Letter to Thomas Jefferson (1791). Thomas Jefferson, from Notes on the State of Virginia (1789). David Hume, Of National Characters (1754), Immanuel Kant, On National Characteristics (1764). Georges Leopold Cuvier, Varieties of the Human Species (1797). David Brion Davis, from The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 (1975). C. L. R. James, from The Black Jacobins (1963). Vincent Harding, from The Other American Revolution (1980). II. BLACK RESISTANCE AND ABOLITION. Thomas Gray, The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831). David Walker, David Walker's Appeal To the COLORED CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, but in particular, and very expressly, to those of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1831). Henry Highland Garnet, An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America (1843). Frederick Douglass. From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (1845), from My Bondage and My Freedom (1855). Sojourner Truth, Address to the Ohio Women's Rights Convention (1851). Martin R. Delaney, from The Condition, Elevation, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States, Politically Considered (1852). Harriet E. Wilson, from Our Nig (1859). Harriet Jacobs, from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861). William Wells Brown, from The Negro in the American Rebellion (1866). Angela Y. Davis. The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Birth of Women's Rights (1981). Howard Zinn, Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom (1995). III. RECONSTRUCTION. 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, Elizabeth Keckley, from Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868). W. E. B. Du Bois, from Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 (1935). IV. THE JIM CROW ERA. Frances E. W. Harper, Bury Me in a Free Land (1864), Aunt Chloe's Politics (1872), Songs for the People (1895), Woman's Political Future (1893). Anna Julia Cooper, from A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South (1892). Ida B. Wells-Barnett, from A Red Record (1895). Henry McNeal Turner, The Barbarous Decision of the Supreme Court (1889). Booker T. Washington, from Up From Slavery (1901). Paul Lawrence Dunbar, from The Sport of the Gods (1902). W. E. B. Du Bois, from The Souls of Black Folk (1903). A. Philip Randolph, A New Crowd-A New Negro (1919). Rudolf Fisher. The Caucasian Storms Harlem (1927). Marcus Garvey, The Future As I See It (1923). Langston Hughes, Goodbye Christ (1932), The Negro Speaks of Rivers (1921), The Weary Blues (1925), Harlem (1951), Ballad of the Landlord (1940), The Backlash Blues (1967), Bombings in Dixie (1967). Claude McKay, If We Must Die (1919), The White House (1922), To the White Fiends (1919), America (1921). Anne Spencer, White Things (1923). Georgia Douglas Johnson, Common Dust (1922). Alice Dunbar-Nelson, The Proletariat Speaks (1929). Virginia A. Houston, Class Room (1929). Dorothea Mathews, Lynching (1928). Helene Johnson, Bottled (1923). Gwendolyn B. Bennett, Heritage (1923). Angelina Weld Grimke, Beso (1923). Sterling D. Spero and Abram L. Harris, from The Black Worker (1931). Zora Neale Hurston, The Gilded Six-Bits (1933). Mae V. Cowdery, Insatiate (1936), Lines to a Sophisticate (1936). V. CIVIL RIGHTS AND BLACK POWER. Chester Himes, from If He Hollers Let Him Go (1945). Richard Wright, from White Man Listen! (1957). W. E. B. Du Bois, American Negroes and Africa's Rise to Freedom (1958). Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter From Birmingham Jail (1964). Malcolm X, Not just an American problem, but a world problem (1965). LeRoi Jones, The Slave (1964). James Baldwin, from The Fire Next Time (1963), from No Name In the Street (1972). Harold Cruse, from The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual (1967). Eldridge Cleaver, from Soul on Ice (1968). Gwendolyn Brooks, Riot (1969). Mari Evans, I am a Black Woman (1969). Sam Greenlee, from The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1967). Maya Angelou, from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970). Bobby Seale, from Seize the Time (1970). Addison Gayle, Jr., from The Black Aesthetic (1971). Lucille Clifton, The Lost Baby Poem (1972). Derrick Morrison, Black Liberation and the Coming American Socialist Revolution (1974). Carolyn M. Rogers, And When the Revolution Came (1975). VI. THE POST-INDUSTRIAL, POST-CIVIL RIGHTS ERA. Audre Lorde, Power (1978). William Julius Wilson, from The Declining Significance of Race (1978). Audre Lorde, from Sister Outsider (1984). Sonia Sanchez, from Homegirls and Handgrenades (1984). Molefi Asante, from Afrocentricity (1988). Lucille Clifton, Move (1993). Manning Marable, from Beyond Black and White (1995). Sanyika Shakur, from Monster (1993). Cornel West, from Keeping Faith (1993). Georgia Persons, from Dilemmas of Black Politics (1993). Tricia Rose, from Black Noise (1994). Manning Marable, History and Black Consciousness (1995). Robin D. G. Kelley, from Yo Mama's Disfunktional! (1997). Angela Y. Davis, Race and Criminalization (1997). Adolph Reed, Jr., Demobilization in the New Black Political Regime (1997). Earl Smith, Aftican American Intercollegiate Athletes (2001).Robert Bullard, from Dumping in Dixie (2000). Amiri Baraka, A New Reality is Better Than a New Movie! (1972), Black People and Jesse Jackson II (1984), Wise 10 (1995), Wise 11 (1995), Wise 12 (1995), Wise 13 (1995).
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