Title

Teaching Criminal Law Issues in A Lesson Before Dying: “She Knew, As We All Knew, What the Outcome Would Be”

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Year

2019

ISBN

9781603294218

Abstract

Book Description:

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman tells the story of a woman, a community, and the African American experience from the Civil War through Jim Crow to the civil rights movement. This narrative and Gaines’s other novels and short stories explore the life of blacks in the South, their religious traditions and folkways, and their struggles under oppression. The southern communities described are diverse: blacks, creoles of color, poor whites, and wealthy landowners.

Part 1 of this volume provides biographical information about Ernest Gaines and a discussion of critical and background studies of his narrative. The essays in part 2 will help teachers of African American literature, American literature, and southern literature convey to their students various aspects of Gaines’s work and the adaptations of it in relation to southern literature, history, music, folk culture, and vernaculars of English.

First Page

194

Last Page

211

Num Pages

18

Publisher

Modern Language Association

Editor

John Wharton Lowe & Herman Beavers

Book Title

Approaches to Teaching Gaines’s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Other Works

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