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Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies

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Over the past decade the popularity of black writers including E. Lynn Harris and Terry McMillan has been hailed as an indication that an active African American reading public has come into being. Yet this is not a new trend; there is a vibrant history of African American literacy, literary associations, and book clubs. Forgotten Readers reveals that neglected past, looki ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published October 31st 2002 by Duke University Press Books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Crystal Belle
Sep 28, 2011 rated it liked it
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Great information regarding the history of Black Literary Societies pre and post Civil War. I just wish the author did not write this like an encyclopedia as opposed to an historical narrative. Sigh...
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