ERIC Number: ED249529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Three American Literatures: Essays in Chicano, Native American, and Asian-American Literature for Teachers of American Literature.
Baker, Houston A., Jr., Ed.
Intended for use by American literature teachers who wish to use a single-volume work offering overviews of the literary traditions of selected minority groups, this book contains not only broad overviews, but also detailed analyses of specific works that constitute significant aspects of the Chicano, Native American, and Asian American traditions. The eight articles provide (1) an overview of minority literature in the United States, (2) an overview of Chicano literature, (3) a discussion of the evolution of Chicano literature, (4) an overview of Native American literature, (5) an examination of characteristic images and incidents in Native American imaginative literature, (6) an overview of Chinese-American and Japanese American literatures, (7) a discussion of Frank Chin's"The Chickencoop Chinaman" and "The Year of the Dragon," and (8) a discussion of the range of Japanese-American literature. (FL)
Descriptors: American Indian Literature, Asian Americans, Content Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction, Folk Culture, Hispanic American Literature, Intellectual History, Literature Appreciation, Multicultural Education, Poetry, United States Literature
Modern Language Association of America, 62 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10011 ($11.25).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Asian American Literature; Chicano Literature