Forgotten readers : recovering the lost history of African-American literary societies / Elizabeth McHenry.
Author: McHenry, Elizabeth, 1965-
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
ISBN: 0822329808 (alk. paper)
0822329956 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Description: xiv, 423 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series: New Americanists
Subject: American literature African American authors Appreciation United States.
American literature African American authors History and criticism.
American literature 19th century History and criticism.
African Americans Intellectual life 19th century.
African Americans Books and reading.
African Americans in literature.
Literature Societies, etc.
Contents: "Dreaded eloquence": the origins and rise of African American literary societies -- Spreading the word: the cultural work of the Black press -- Literary coalitions in the age of Washington -- Reading, writing, and reform in the women's era -- Georgia Douglas Johnson and the Saturday nighters.