Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature

October 30, 2020
Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature

The Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literaturebrings together leading scholars to examine the significanttraditions, genres, and themes of civil rights literature. Whilecivil rights scholarship has typically focused on documentaryrather than creative writing, and political rather than culturalhistory, this Companion addresses the gap and provides universitystudents with a vast introduction to an impressive range ofauthors, including Richard Wright, Lorraine Hansberry, GwendolynBrooks, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, and Toni Morrison. Accessibleto undergraduates and academics alike, this Companion surveys thecritical landscape of a rapidly growing field and lays thefoundation for future studies.