African American Literature

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  1. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of African American Literature

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Valerie Smith, William L. Andrews, Et Al.

    Third Edition / Volume(s): Two Volume Set

    An exciting revision of the best-selling anthology for African American literary survey courses.More

  2. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of African American Literature

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Valerie Smith, William L. Andrews, Et Al.

    Third Edition / Volume(s): 1 / Beginnings through the Harlem Renaissance

    An exciting revision of the best-selling anthology for African American literary survey courses.More

  3. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of African American Literature

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Valerie Smith, William L. Andrews, Et Al.

    Third Edition / Volume(s): 2 / Realism, Naturalism, Modernism to the Present

    An exciting revision of the best-selling anthology for African American literary survey courses.More

  1. Book ImageIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: A Norton Critical Edition

    Harriet Jacobs, Frances Smith Foster, Richard Yarborough

    Second Edition

    “Accompanied by historical photographs, public statements, and correspondence, and by a well-selected sampling of modern criticism, this Norton Critical Edition will stimulate many classroom discussions in years to come.” —Werner Sollors, Harvard University  

    “This new edition includes an array of reviews and correspondence along with a fresh and diverse set of scholarly critiques that will help students and instructors understand this remarkable autobiography.” —Bryan Sinche, University of Hartford

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  2. Book ImageTwelve Years a Slave

    Solomon Northup, Kevin M. Burke, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes.More

  3. Book ImageNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass, William L. Andrews, William S. McFeely

    Second Edition

    This revision of the acclaimed and widely assigned Norton Critical Edition of Frederick Douglass’s great autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself includes key examples of literary and cultural analyses that have engaged scholars over the last three decades.More

  4. Book ImageThe Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

    James Weldon Johnson, Jacqueline Goldsby

    The Norton Critical Edition of this influential Harlem Renaissance novel includes related materials available in no other edition.More

  5. Book ImageThe Marrow of Tradition

    Charles W. Chesnutt, Werner Sollors

    The Norton Critical Edition of this hugely influential novel gives readers the fullest possible sense of its historical background and critical assessment.More

  6. Book ImageThe Conjure Stories

    Charles W. Chesnutt, Jennifer Rae Greeson, Robert B. Stepto

    Fourteen conjure tales by one of America’s most influential African American fiction writers.More

  7. Book ImageCane

    Jean Toomer, Rudolph P. Byrd, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Second Edition

    A masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance and a canonical work in both the American and the African American literary traditions, Cane is now available in a revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.More

  8. Book ImagePassing

    Nella Larsen, Carla Kaplan

    Nella Larsen is a central figure in African American, Modernist, and women’s literature.More

  9. Book ImageThe Souls of Black Folk

    W. E. B. Du Bois, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Terri Hume Oliver

    When it was published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk revolutionized thinking about the experience of African Americans in the United States.More

  10. Book ImageUp From Slavery

    Booker T. Washington, William L. Andrews

    Upon its publication in 1901, Up From Slavery became the most influential book written by an African American. As one of a handful of classic American autobiographies, its place in the literary and historical canons is assured. This Norton Critical Edition includes as its text the first book edition, published by Doubleday, Page and Company. The text is fully annotated and includes the index that appended the first book edition.More

  11. Book ImageLife Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women

    Patricia Bell-Scott

    Life Notes is the first collection devoted exclusively to writings from the journals, diaries, and personal notebooks of contemporary black women.
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