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The indignant generation : a narrative history of African American writers and critics, 1934-1960, Lawrence P. Jackson

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The indignant generation : a narrative history of African American writers and critics, 1934-1960
Title
The indignant generation
Title remainder
a narrative history of African American writers and critics, 1934-1960
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence P. Jackson
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Language
eng
Summary
This the first narrative history of the neglected but essential period of African American literature between the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights era. The years between these two indispensable epochs saw the communal rise of Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ralph Ellison, Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, and many other influential black writers. While these individuals have been duly celebrated, little attention has been paid to the political and artistic milieu in which they produced their greatest works. With this study, the author recalls the lost history of a crucial era. Looking at the tumultuous decades surrounding World War II, Jackson restores the "indignant" quality to a generation of African American writers shaped by Jim Crow segregation, the Great Depression, the growth of American communism, and an international wave of decolonization. He also reveals how artistic collectives in New York, Chicago, and Washington fostered a sense of destiny and belonging among diverse and disenchanted peoples. As he shows, through contemporary documents, the years that brought us Their Eyes Were Watching God, Native Son, and Invisible Man also saw the rise of African American literary criticism by both black and white critics. Fully exploring thecadre of key African American writers who triumphed in spite of segregation, this work paints a portrait of American intellectual and artistic life in the mid-twentieth century
Writing style
Award
BCALA Literary Award for Nonfiction, 2012.
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380872
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DLC
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Jackson, Lawrence Patrick
Dewey number
810.9896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African American critics
  • African Americans
  • African American arts
Target audience
adult
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a narrative history of African American writers and critics, 1934-1960
Label
The indignant generation : a narrative history of African American writers and critics, 1934-1960, Lawrence P. Jackson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-557) and index
Control code
2009049322
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 579 p.
Isbn
9780691141350
Lccn
2009049322
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The indignant generation : a narrative history of African American writers and critics, 1934-1960, Lawrence P. Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-557) and index
Control code
2009049322
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 579 p.
Isbn
9780691141350
Lccn
2009049322
Other physical details
ill.

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