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Author Hall, Calvin L., 1964-

Title African American journalists : autobiography as memoir and manifesto / Calvin L. Hall
Published Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 117 pages)
Contents Introduction: "unexamined lives" : the study of African American journalism autobiography -- Journalism : memory, history, and context -- Form, function, and the public sphere in Jill Nelson's Volunteer slavery -- Volunteer slavery and the speech aspects of the autobiographical manifesto -- Surveillance and performance in Nathan McCall's Makes me wanna holler -- Jake Lamar, Patricia Raybon, and the autobiographical manifesto form -- Memoir and the African American newsroom experience : themes and considerations -- Conclusion: the synergy between race, class, gender, and profession in African American journalists' autobiographies
Summary In the last decade of the 20th century, during a time when African Americans were starting to take inventory of the gains of the civil rights movement and its effects on the lives of black professionals in the public sphere, the memoirs of several journalists were published, a number of which became national bestsellers. African American Journalists examines select autobiographies written by African American journalists in order to explore the relationship between race, class, gender, and journalismpractice. At the heart of this study is the contention that contemporary memoirs written by Afr
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Subject African American authors -- Biography -- History and criticism.
African American authors -- Intellectual life.
African American journalists -- Biography -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Autobiography -- African American authors.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0810869314 (electronic bk.)
9780810869318 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)