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Title African American mystery writers : a historical and thematic study / Frankie Y. Bailey.
Author Bailey, Frankie Y.
Publication Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2008]
Copyright date ©2008
Description vi, 271 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 813.0872 B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-265) and index.
Summary "This book examines works of African American mystery writers within the social and historical contexts of African American literature on crime and justice. Chapters cover the movement by Black authors from slave narratives and antebellum newspapers to fiction writing; the transition from early genre writers to protest writers of the 1940s and 1950s"--Provided by publisher.
Subject American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Themes, motives.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
African Americans in literature.
ISBN 9780786433391 (softcover : alk. paper) :
0786433396 (softcover : alk. paper)

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 Central 1st Fl - Lit Non-Fic  813.0872 B    CHECK SHELVES