ERIC Number: ED359984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
An African-American Bibliography: The Arts. Selected Sources from the Collections of the New York State Library. Reprint.
Aul, Billie; Yates, Melinda
Selected resources of the New York State Library that document the achievements of African Americans in the arts, as well as the historical and cultural contexts of these achievement, are listed. In addition to primary sources and significant historical and critical works, the bibliography contains references to other bibliographies and research aids. Works are subdivided into primary works, biographies, history and criticism, bibliography, and reference in each of the following categories: (1) general (32 titles); (2) literature (189 titles); (3) music (78 titles); (4) performing arts (59 titles); and (5) visual arts (52 titles). The entries are indicative of African American artistic vitality and innovation. They highlight the long tradition of African American literature, its distinctive rhetorical devices and narrative forms, the current renaissance of African American literary criticism, and the concomitant rediscovery and reprinting of the works of pioneering African American artists. The entries also illustrate the achievements and special difficulties faced by African Americans in the visual and fine arts. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Library, Albany.