A Bibliographical Guide to African-American Women Writers (Bibliographies & Indexes in Afro-American & African Studies No. 31)

A Bibliographical Guide to African-American Women Writers (Bibliographies & Indexes in Afro-American & African Studies No. 31)

By: Casper L. Jordan (author)Hardback

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The most complete record of the literary achievement of black American women, this bibliography documents the works of and works about 900 writers from Theresa Williams Abram to Sister Zubena. Chronologically spanning the output from Lucy Terry's poem of 1746 to best sellers and obscure publications of 1991, it includes such stellar figures as Phillis Wheatley, Frances E. W. Harper, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Terry McMillan. Considerable effort has been made to seek out products of small presses and unindexed periodicals. The thousands of primary sources are complemented by thousands of secondary sources. These appear directly with each author's entry, with cross references to separate sections for General Works and Anthologies. A comprehensive author index brings together primary and secondary sources.

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CASPER LEROY JORDAN, a librarian, educator, and scholar of black studies, retired as Deputy Director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library and was formerly Associate Professor in the Atlanta University School of Library and Infomation Studies. Many of his publications focus on black librarianship, the black experience in America, and black achievements in the arts. He was a contributor to The Encyclopedia of Library Information Science, the Dictionary of American Librarians, the Handbook of Black Librarianship, Ethnic Genealogy, Notable Black American Women, and Famous Black Firsts.


Preface Codes Used for Collected Works African-American Women Writers Anthologies General Works Supplement: Additional Writers and Sources, 1988-1991 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/05/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780313276330
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 410
  • ID: 9780313276330
  • weight: 807
  • ISBN10: 0313276331

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