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Civil Rights and the Environment in African-American Literature 1895-1941 (Hardcover) (John Claborn)
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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.
Number of Pages: 203
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Environmental Cultures
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: John Claborn
Street Date: November 2, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-5793
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