Understanding I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

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UNDERSTANDING I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
A STUDENT CASEBOOK TO ISSUES, SOURCES, AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

Joanne Megna-Wallace

The Greenwood Press "Literature in Context" Series Claudia Durst Johnson, Series Editor

GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut · London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction xi
  • Works Consulted xiii
  • 1 - The Journey to Maturity and Self-Esteem: A Literary Analysis of Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1
  • Notes 10
  • Works Cited 12
  • 2 - Violence and Intimidation as a Means of Social Control: A Historical Overview of Race Relations in the South 15
  • Works Cited 41
  • 3 - Segregated Schools: An Institutional Method of Social Control 43
  • Works Cited 84
  • 4 - The African American Church 87
  • Note 111
  • Works Cited 114
  • 5 - The African American Family and Other Role Models 117
  • Works Cited 130
  • 6 - Child Sexual Abuse 133
  • Works Cited 143
  • 7 - Censorship 145
  • Works Cited 176
  • Bibliographic Essay 177
  • Chronology of Maya Angelou's Career 181
  • Works Consulted 183
  • Index 185
  • About the Author *
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