Anthems, Sonnets, and Chants: Recovering the African American Poetry of the 1930s

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In the 1930s African Americans faced three distinct historical crises that impacted the lives of African Americans directly the Great Depression, the existential-identity crisis, and the Italo-Ethiopian War, with its threat of a race war. A sizeable body of black poetry was produced in this decade, which captured the new modes of autonomy through which black Americans resisted these social calamities. Much of it, however, including the most influential protest poems, was dismissed as romantic by major, leftist critics and ...

Anthems, Sonnets, and Chants: Recovering the African American Poetry of the 1930s 2015, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814252499

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Anthems, Sonnets, and Chants: Recovering the African American Poetry of the 1930s 2010, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814211465

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