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A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

edited by Neil Roberts with contributions by Paul Gilroy, Bernard Boxill, Margaret Kohn, Angela Y. Davis, Robert Gooding-Williams, Jack Turner, Ange-Marie Alfaro, Nicholas Buccola, Peter C. Myers, Vincent Lloyd, Anne Norton, Herbert Storing, Jason Frank, and Nick Bromell

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was a prolific writer and public speaker whose impact on American literature and history has been long studied by historians and literary critics.

A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

edited by Nick Bromell with contributions by Charles Mills, Lewis R. Gordon, Anthony Reed, James E. Ford III, Melvin L. Rogers, Nick Bromell, Robert W. Williams, Alexander Livingston, Arash Davari, David Haekwon Kim, and Vijay Phulwani

Literary scholars and historians have long considered W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963) an extremely influential writer and a powerful cultural critic.

James Still: A Life

by Carol Boggess

James Still (1906–2001) first achieved national recognition in the 1930s as a poet, and he remains one of the most beloved and important writers in Appalachian literature.

A Political Companion to Marilynne Robinson

edited by Shannon L. Mariotti and Joseph H. Lane Jr.

Marilynne Robinson is arguably one of the most important writers of our time.

Language, Race, and Social Class in Howells's America

by Elsa Nettels

No other American novelist has written so fully about language—grammar, diction, the place of colloquialism and dialect in literary English, the relation between speech and writing—as William Dean Howells.