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Black authors : a selected annotated bibliography /
James Edward Newby.
imprint
New York : Garland, 1991.
description
xv, 720 p. ; 23 cm. --
ISBN
0824033299 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Garland, 1991.
isbn
0824033299 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
2276902
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 603-604) and indexes.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1991-06:
Intended as "a primary source for identifying some black authors who have contributed to the literary discourse in this country," this highly selective annotated bibliography includes books, monographs, and essays authored by black Americans and a few Africans and Caribbeans. Arranged by subject, using the Library of Congress classification as a guide for subject placement, the 10 chapters attempt to cover within a 200-year span (1773-1990) most subjects about which black authors have written--a Herculean task indeed! There are author and title indexes. Because Newby (Howard University School of Education) is so highly selective, of necessity notable omissions abound. One certainly would expect to see such familiar names as Richard Allen, William Attaway, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Joseph Cotter, Maud Cuney Hare, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Marcus Garvey, Hallie Q. Brown, et al. Although several good reference books of a much more limited scope are available on this topic, Newby's work serves admirably as a beginning checklist for libraries with limited holdings by black American authors or for libraries whose collection policies preclude in-depth acquisitions. Other libraries may wish to use those titles included in Newby's 16-item bibliography as well as more specialized bibliographies, including Monroe N. Work's classic, A Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and the Americas (1928), and the appropriate volumes of the Gale Research "Dictionary of Literary Biography" series, Greenwood Press's "Bibliographies and Indexes in Afro-American and African Studies," etc. -G. T. Johnson, Central State University (OH)
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Choice, June 1991
Reference & Research Book News, June 1991
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