BWS 336 African American Writing, 1746-1877 (3) MPT

Survey of the beginnings of African American literature to the end of Reconstruction. Among the various writers discussed are Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglas, Frances E.W. Harper, William Wells Brown, Linda Brent, and Harriet Wilson. Particular attention given to the origins of poetry, fiction, slave narratives, and drama as well as to the relative importance of speeches, political tracts, newspaper writing, and folk forms of literature.

Cross-listed with ENG. CAS-B-LIT. Offered infrequently.

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