Ethnic American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

Editor: Nelson, Emmanuel S.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $100.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $150.00
ISBN: 978-1-61-069880-1
Category: Language & Literature - American literature
Image Count: 28
Book Status: Available
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This culturally rich encyclopedia contains entries on African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American literary traditions, among others. The book introduces the uniquely American mosaic of multicultural literature by chronicling the achievements of American writers of non-European descent and highlighting the ethnic diversity of works from the colonial era to the present.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • A
  • African American Autobiography
  • African American Drama
  • African American Gay Literature
  • African American Lesbian Literature
  • African American Novel
  • African American Poetry
  • African American Science Fiction
  • African American Slave Narrative
  • African American Stereotypes
  • African American Young Adult Literature
  • Alexie, Sherman Joseph, Jr.
  • Alvarez, Julia
  • American Born Chinese
  • Anaya, Rudolfo
  • Angelou, Maya
  • Arab American Autobiography
  • Arab American Novel
  • Arab American Stereotypes
  • Assimilation
  • Autobiography of Malcolm X, The
  • B
  • Baldwin, James
  • Bambara, Toni Cade
  • Beloved
  • Bilingualism
  • Black Boy
  • Blanco, Richard
  • Blues, The
  • Bluest Eye, The
  • Border Narratives
  • Brooks, Gwendolyn
  • C
  • Canon
  • Caribbean (Anglophone) American Autobiography
  • Caribbean (Anglophone) American Novel
  • Caribbean (Anglophone) American Poetry
  • Chinese American Autobiography
  • Chinese American Drama
  • Chinese American Novel
  • Chinese American Poetry
  • Chinese American Stereotypes
  • Cisneros, Sandra
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Cliff, Michelle
  • Color Purple, The
  • Cooper, J. (Joan) California
  • Cuban American Autobiography
  • Cuban American Novel
  • Cuban American Poetry
  • Culture Clash
  • D
  • Danticat, Edwidge
  • Diaz, Junot
  • Dominican American Novel
  • Dominican American Poetry
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Dove, Rita
  • Down These Mean Streets
  • E
  • Ellison, Ralph Waldo
  • Erdrich, Louise
  • Ethnicity
  • Eurocentrism
  • F
  • Filipino American Novel
  • G
  • Gaines, Ernest J.
  • Galarza, Ernesto
  • García, Cristina
  • H
  • Haley, Alex
  • Hansberry, Lorraine
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Hawai‘i Literature
  • Hawaiian Literature
  • Hosseini, Khaled
  • House on Mango Street, The
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • I
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Identity
  • Internment
  • Invisible Man
  • Iranian American Literature
  • Islas, Arturo, Jr.
  • J
  • Jacobs, Harriet
  • Japanese American Autobiography
  • Japanese American Novel
  • Jasmine
  • Jazz
  • Jones, Edward P.
  • Joy Luck Club, The
  • K
  • Kincaid, Jamaica
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr.
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong
  • Korean American Literature
  • L
  • Lahiri, Jhumpa
  • Larsen, Nella
  • Laviera, Tato
  • Lee, Chang-rae
  • Lesson before Dying, A
  • Lorde, Audre
  • M
  • Marshall, Paule
  • McBride, James
  • Mexican American Autobiography
  • Mexican American Children's Literature
  • Mexican American Drama
  • Mexican American Gay Literature
  • Mexican American Lesbian Literature
  • Mexican American Poetry
  • Mexican American Stereotypes
  • Momaday, Navarre Scott
  • Moody, Anne
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Mukherjee, Bharati
  • Multiculturalism
  • N
  • Native American Autobiography
  • Native American Drama
  • Native American Novel
  • Native American Oral Texts
  • Native American Poetry
  • Native American Stereotypes
  • Naylor, Gloria
  • Nuyorican
  • O
  • Obama, Barack Hussein
  • Okada, John
  • Ortiz, Simon J.
  • Ortiz Cofer, Judith
  • P
  • Passing
  • Pedagogy and U.S. Ethnic Literatures
  • Piñero, Miguel
  • Puerto Rican American Autobiography
  • Puerto Rican American Drama
  • Puerto Rican American Gay Literature
  • Puerto Rican American Lesbian Literature
  • Puerto Rican American Novel
  • Puerto Rican American Poetry
  • Puerto Rican Stereotypes
  • R
  • Race
  • Racism
  • Raisin in the Sun, A
  • Rechy, John
  • Rivera, Tomás
  • Rodriguez, Richard
  • S
  • Signifying
  • Silent Dancing
  • Silko, Leslie Marmon
  • Song of Solomon
  • South Asian American Literature
  • Spirituals
  • Street, The
  • T
  • Tan, Amy
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Thomas, Piri
  • Trickster, African American
  • Trickster, Native American
  • V
  • Valdez, Luis
  • Vietnamese American Literature
  • Villarreal, José Antonio
  • Vizenor, Gerald
  • W
  • Walker, Alice
  • Way to Rainy Mountain, The
  • Whiteness
  • Wilson, August
  • Wilson, Harriet E.
  • Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts, The
  • Wright, Richard
  • Selected Bibliography
  • About the Editor and Contributors