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AFAM 3230

Development of African American Literature
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African American literature since 1773, particularly 1830 to the present: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Dorothy West, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Alice Childress, Amiri Baraka, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and August Wilson, Colson Whitehead, including diverse voices rooted in the vernacular origins of literary forms.


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Study within African American cultural history provides a basis for understanding political, social, and economic relations throughout human history.