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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Twentieth-Century Classics)

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First published anonymously in 1912, The Autobiography of an Ex- Colored Manhas electrified readers ever since with its stark portrayal of the color line in America and its daring modernist style. Now The Library of America presents an annotated centennial edition, introduced by National Book Award Winner Charles R. Johnson (Middle Passage).

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxix-xxv).

About the Author

James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1871. Among the first to break through the barriers segregating his race, he was educated at Atlanta University and at Columbia and was the first black admitted to the Florida bar. He was also, for a time, a songwriter in New York, American consul in Venezuela and Nicaragua, executive secretary of the NAACP, and professor of creative literature at Fisk University—experiences recorded in his autobiography, Along This Way. Other books by him include Saint Peter Relates an Incident, Black Manhattan, and God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. In addition to his own writing, Johnson was the editor of pioneering anthologies of black American poetry and spirituals. He died in 1938.

William L. Andrews is E. Maynard Adams Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of To Tell a Free Story and editor or coeditor of more than thirty books on African American literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Text

Preface to the Original Edition of 1912

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN

Explanatory Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140184020
Introduction:
Andrews, William L.
Author:
Andrews, William L.
Author:
Johnson, James Weldon
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Penguin twentieth-century classics
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19900231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.78x4.89x.40 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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