CHAPTER FOUR: Riders of the Train: Passage, Passing, and the Great Migration
- CHAPTER SIX: Around the Corner and Down the Track. Zabel, Darcy A. // Underground Railroad in African American Literature;2004, p181
The article presents a chapter of the book "(Underground) Railroad in African American Literature." The chapter talkes about the use of trains to signify change. This change can be of location, time, situation or even of the self. Several train stories talked about social change, such as racial...
- CHAPTER TWO: Flying Trains and the "Tubman Tradition". Zabel, Darcy A. // Underground Railroad in African American Literature;2004, p33
The article presents a chapter of the book "(Underground) Railroad in African American Literature." The chapter talked about the types of train themes used in African American literature. One of the most prominent train theme is the underground railroad, which was a symbol of freedom during the...
- Innovative Phrasings in Literary Scholarship: Craig Werner's Playing the Changes. De Santis, Christopher C. // Southern Quarterly;Fall1995, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p125
Reviews the non-fiction book "Playing the Changes: From Afro-Modernism to the Jazz Impulse,' by Craig Hansen Werner.
- RACE AND REDEMPTION IN 19TH CENTURY "AMERICAN" POETRY ACROSS THE AMERICAS: FRANCIS HARPER'S "DELIVERANCE" AND CRISTINA AYALA'S "REDENCIï¿½N". Callahan, Monique-Adelle // Negritud;verano2008, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p44
This paper explores the phenomenon of literary transnationalism or "border-crossing" in the poetry of African descendants in the Americas through the work of two prolific poets writing during the "abolition eras" in Cuba and the United States. Cristina Ayala (1856-1936) of Cuba and Frances...
- The Train as Symbol in African American Literature. Zabel, Darcy A. // Underground Railroad in African American Literature;2004, p1
The article discusses the use of the train as a literary symbol of African American literature. Several writers use trains in their works, though its roles are different. Some see trains as the victory of man over nature while others see it as freedom. Trains can even have different...
- The New Negro "FlÃ¢neuse" in Nella Larsen's "Quicksand." Scheper, Jeanne // African American Review;Fall/Winter2008, Vol. 42 Issue 3/4, p679
Presents literary criticism for the 1928 African American novel "Quicksand" by Nella Larsen, analyzing the narrative's use of mobility as a social metaphor of resistance. Details are given describing the limited and repressed social conditions of African Americans in the early 20th-century and...
- The way we were: Precious memories of the Black segregated South. Estes-Hicks, Onita // African American Review;Spring93, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p9
Focuses on Afro-American literature on the Black South. Autobiographies; Significance; Comparison of various periods.
- Books briefly mentioned. // African American Review;Spring94, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p155
Reviews several books on Afro-American literature. Includes `Long Goodbyes' by Nikki Baker; `For the Love of Men: Skikata Gai Nai' by SDiane Bogus; `The African' by Harold Courlander; `Black Self-Determination: A Cultural History of African-American Resistance' by V.P. Franklin; `The Travels of...
- A reconsideration of Afro-American literature. Williams, Kenny J. // Academic Questions;Winter92/93, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p24
Argues that Afro-American literature must be understood in its American context. Description of the nineteenth-century Afro-American life; Recognition that there is no such thing as the black experience; Historical background of Afro-American literature.