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ERIC Number: ED065655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 31
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Reading Black Literature With Understanding.
Alexander, Jean A.
This paper is a broad study of the field of black American Literature which outlines the important movements, stereotypes, and trends that have had significant influence upon the literature. The changing stereotypes and archetypes of blacks depicted in American literature from the early concept of blacks as "chattels" to the contemporary concept of black characters as "existential prototypes" is traced. The specific correlation between changing attitudes, the gradual achievement of civil rights for blacks, and changing stereotypes is noted. Specific sections deal with stereotypes, their changes and transmission in American fiction; trends, movements, and influences related to black literature; and, an evaluation of black literature. A select bibliography is appended. [This document has been reproduced from the best available copy.] (Author/RJ)
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