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By Blake Allmendinger

The literature of the African American West is the final racial discourse of the sector that is still unexplored. Blake Allmendinger addresses this void in literary and cultural stories with Imagining the African American West—the first accomplished research of African American literature at the early frontier and within the sleek city American West.
Allmendinger charts the terrain of African American literature within the West via his exploration of novels, histories, autobiographies, technological know-how fiction, mysteries, formulation westerns, melodramas, experimental theater, and political essays, in addition to rap track and picture. He examines the histories of James P. Beckwourth and Oscar Micheaux; slavery, the Civil warfare, and the importance of the yankee frontier to blacks; and the Harlem Renaissance, the literature of city unrest, rap tune, black noir, and African American writers, together with Toni Morrison and Walter Mosley. His research makes use of not just the works of famous African American writers but additionally a few vague and overlooked works, out-of-print books, and unpublished manuscripts in library archives.
Much of the scholarly forget of the “Black West” may be blamed on how the yankee West has been imagined, developed, and framed in scholarship so far. In his research, Allmendinger presents the perfect theoretical, cultural, and ancient contexts for realizing the literature and indicates new instructions for the way forward for black western literature.

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