ERIC Number: ED389812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
American Ethnic Literatures. Native American, African American, Chicano/Latino, and Asian American Writers and Their Backgrounds. An Annotated Bibliography. Magill Bibliographies.
Peck, David R.
This volume is a serious effort to provide a guide to the range of creative and scholarly work in the four major American ethnic literatures. The burst in creative energy among Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans has made it difficult for teachers to keep up with the primary literature, let alone the growing body of criticism. The book gives brief narrative histories of the ethnic literatures, provides annotations to the best works of history, presents annotated bibliographies of the best books of criticism, and lists the major works of the primary literature. The first four-chapter unit gives teachers a background for teaching American ethnic literature and lists bibliographies on ethnic history and immigration in general, as well as by ethnic group. The second, and longer, unit describes the literatures, giving a brief narrative history of the literature, a selected reading list of primary works, and an annotated bibliography of the best criticism, grouped by genre. (SLD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Authors, Blacks, Educational History, Ethnicity, Folk Culture, Hispanic Americans, Literary Criticism, Literary History, Literature, United States History
Salem Press, Inc., P.O. Box 50062, Pasadena, CA 91105.
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: African Americans; Chicanos; Latinos; Native Americans