Black Women Writing Autobiography: A Tradition within a Tradition
By: Joanne M. Braxton (author)Paperback
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Argues for a corrective to both black and feminist literary criticism
Joanne M. Braxton is Cummings Professor of American Studies and English at the College of William and Mary and author of Sometimes I think of Maryland, a collection of poems.
Acknowledgments A Tradition Within a Tradition Part I: Making a Way Out of No Way 1. Outraged Mother and Articulate Heroine: Linda Brent and the Slave Narrative Genre 2. Fugitive Slaves and Sanctified Ladies: Narratives of Vision and Power Part II: Emerging from Obscurity 3. A Poet's Retreat: The Diaries of Charlotte Forten Grimke 4. Crusader for Justice: Ida B. Wells Part III: Claiming the Afra-American Self 5. Motherless Daughters and the Quest for a Place: Zora Neale Hurston and Era Bell Thompson 6. A Song of Transcendence: Maya Angelou A Circle Closing and Expanding References Index
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