Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in American History

by
Stephanie Liauthor

Stephanie Li holds the Susan D. Gubar Chair in Literature and is associate vice provost of Faculty Development and Diversity at Indiana University.

Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in American History

20200131

ABC-CLIO

Pages 232
Topics Anthropology;Black Folk Life;Black Women Writers;Civil Rights Movement;Eatonville;Feminism;Folklore Studies;Harlem Renaissance;Howard University;American History: Race and Ethnicity;Race and Ethnicity: African American Studies

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Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in American History

Author(s): Li, Stephanie;
Contributors: Li, Stephanie;
Abstract:

In this biography, chronological chapters follow Zora Neale Hurston's family, upbringing, education, influences, and of course, her major works, and place these experiences within the context of American history.

This biography of Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most influential African American writers of the 20th century and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance, is primarily for students and will cover all of the major points of development in Hurston's life as well as her major publications.

Hurston's impact extends beyond the literary world: she also left her mark as an anthropologist whose ethnographic work portrays the racial struggles during the early 20th century American South. This work includes a preface and narrative chapters that explore Hurston's literary influences and the personal relationships that were most formative to her life; the final chapter, "Why Zora Neale Hurston Matters," explores her cultural and historical significance, providing context to her writings and allowing readers a greater understanding of Hurston's life while critically examining her major writing.


  • Provides readers with a brief history of Zora Neale Hurston's life and times
  • Discusses her primary writings
  • Elucidates her literary influences and contributions
  • Provides additional insights through sidebars, a timeline, and a bibliography with key sources

SortTitle: zora neale hurston: a life in american history
Keyword(s): Anthropology; Black Folk Life; Black Women Writers; Civil Rights Movement; Eatonville; Feminism; Folklore Studies; Harlem Renaissance; Howard University; American History: Race and Ethnicity; Race and Ethnicity: African American Studies
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Stephanie Liauthor

Stephanie Li holds the Susan D. Gubar Chair in Literature and is associate vice provost of Faculty Development and Diversity at Indiana University.

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Print ISBN-13: 9781440866548
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 232
Publication Date: 20200131
Series: Black History Lives