Early African American Print Culture
Edited by Lara Langer Cohen and Jordan Alexander Stein
432 pages | 6 x 9 | 43 illus.
Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4425-0 | $55.00 | £36.00
A volume in the Material Texts series
"Early African American Print Culture reads like a manifesto, a call to action–sometimes directly, by cataloging the work that remains to be done, and sometimes simply by offering models of scholarship on familiar and unfamiliar authors and texts. The central point, of course, is that we need to attend to the whole of American print culture if we are to understand the complexities of African American writing throughout the nineteenth century."–John Ernest, West Virginia University
Early African American Print Culture presents seventeen original essays that demonstrate how the study of African American print culture might enrich the study of print culture, while at the same time expanding the terrain of African American literature beyond authorship to editing, illustration, printing, circulation, and reading. Read more . . .