Book ID: CBB305948767

Civil Rights and the Environment in African-American Literature, 1895-1941 (2017)


Claborn, John (Author)

Bloomsbury Academic

Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 216
Language: English

The beginning of the 20th century marked a new phase of the battle for civil rights in America. But many of the era's most important African-American writers were also acutely aware of the importance of environmental justice to the struggle. Civil Rights and the Environment in African-American Literature is the first book to explore the centrality of environmental problems to writing from the civil rights movement in the early decades of the century. Bringing ecocritical perspectives to bear on the work of such important writers as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, the writers of the Harlem Renaissance and Depression-era African-American writing, the book brings to light a vital new perspective on ecocriticism and modern American literary history.

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Authors & Contributors
Young, Terence
Willis, William Shedrick
Zumwalt, Rosemany Lévy
Rusert, Britt
Patterson, Andrea
Fisher, Colin
Environmental History
American Quarterly
Canadian Journal of History
Journal of American History
Journal of Black Studies
Journal of Southern History
American Philosophical Society
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rutgers University Press
Duke University Press
Harvard University Press
The University of North Carolina Press
African Americans
African Americans and science
Civil rights
Science and race
Ickes, Harold LeClair
Du Bois, William Edward B.
Boas, Franz
Delany, Martin
Smith, James McCune
United States
Southern states (U.S.)
Chicago (Illinois, U.S.)
New York (U.S.)
Mississippi River (North America)
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
20th century, late
18th century
American Red Cross

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