African American Arts Literature

The Souls of Black Folk: Arts & Literature

Literature Paul Laurence Dunbar James Weldon Johnson Frances E. W. Harper Pauline Hopkins Alice Dunbar Nelson Art Edmonia Lewis Meta Vaux Warrick Henry O. Tanner E. M. Bannister May Howard Jackson Music Harry T. Burleigh E. Azalia Hackley Thomas G. Bethune Scott Joplin James Reese Europe Will Marion Cook J. Rosamond Johnson Marie Selika Flora …

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The Edwardian Publishing Industry

Much as today, the publishing industry of the Edwardian era wrestled with such familiar issues as distribution, declining interest in reading, literary fiction versus “trash” for the masses, competition for bookstores from cheap editions & used book sales, and the eternal assumption of an “us versus them” between aspiring authors and editors/literary agents of major …

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The Cult of Jane Austen

Ah Jane Austen! It is apparent that she shall never go out of style, as witnessed by the many TV & movie adaptations and novels inspired by her life and works. But the obsession with all things Austen goes much farther back than spate of movies released in the 1990s. The “cult” of Jane Austen …

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