Monday, August 11, 2008

African American History August 11, 2008




Required Reading List

As promised here is the list of required reading for my grad course.
I read on the syllabus that there will be supplemental reading and they usually provide an annotated bibliography. If this is the case I will make sure I post that list as well. Enjoy the readings.

1.The Classic Slave Narratives by Gates, Henry Louis
2.Slavery and the Making of America by Horton, James & Horton, Lois
3.The Souls of Black Folk by Dubois, W.E.B.
4.Strange Fruit, The Biography of a Song, by Margolick, David
5.Africa Remembered, Curtin, Philip

Picture on right from loc.gov (public domain)
Picture on left from flickr commons "Pickin' Cotton" by Christina Buffons

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4 Comments:

Blogger Ruth King said...

Thanks so much for posting this!

8/11/08, 1:24 PM  
Blogger maggie moran said...

Yes, thank you for doing this, Wistteria! I'll be participating in a year long read of the 4Ws in Mississippi: Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, and TN Williams. Racism is a large part of our culture and I'm sure these discussions will be emotional. I can't wait! :)

Good luck with the semester.

8/16/08, 2:49 PM  
Blogger maggie moran said...

Ew, they should have named the photo "Carin Cotton!" She not pickin'...

8/16/08, 4:24 PM  
Blogger wisteria said...

Maggie...boy do you have that right. I've been reading the book called Africa Remembered by Philip Curtin which is a series of essays and accounts written by slaves who were captured in Africa and later educated and freed.

When I read the first hand accounts of sisters and brothers who were purposely separated it just makes me say, why? They will write how they embrace in a gripping lock, weeping copious tears of despair,hoping they will not be sent to different places. The time comes and they are pried apart, it is just such deep mournful sadness. I can't even fathom the pain.

8/16/08, 5:39 PM  

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