Chapter 9. Periodicals, Print Culture, and African American Poetry

  1. Gene Andrew Jarrett Associate Professor of English former Acting Director
  1. Ivy G. Wilson Assistant Professor

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch9

A Companion to African American Literature

A Companion to African American Literature

How to Cite

Wilson, I. G. (2010) Periodicals, Print Culture, and African American Poetry, in A Companion to African American Literature (ed G. A. Jarrett), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, England

Author Information

  1. Northwestern University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188623

Online ISBN: 9781444323474

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Keywords:

  • periodicals, print culture, and African American poetry;
  • George Moses Horton - self-taught poet living as slave in North Carolina;
  • publication of Horton's poem - raising number of issues about periodicals, reading audiences, and print culture for African Americans in the nineteenth century;
  • lost in translation: the circulation of James Monroe Whitfield;
  • California dreaming: periodicals, poetry, and the West;
  • most popular - Mirror of the Times (1857 to 1862), founded by two African American businessmen, Mifflin W. Gibbs and James Townsend;
  • Pacific Appeal - four-page weekly, promoting poetry;
  • James Madison Bell - most prominent poet featured in the Pacific Appeal

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “We wish to plead our own cause”: Early African American Periodicals

  • Lost in Translation: The Circulation of James Monroe Whitfield

  • California Dreaming: Periodicals, Poetry, and the West

  • Between the Lines

  • Notes

  • Bibliography