Additional Resources for The Baptism by Amiri Baraka

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Bigsby, C. W. E., A Critical Introduction to Twentieth Century American Drama: Beyond Broadway, Vol. 3, Cambridge University Press, 1985.

This book covers the period in American drama immediately after Baraka's productions of The Baptism and Dutchman and serves as an introduction to how American theater changed dramatically during the 1960s and 1970s. The author focuses on the work that was being done in the smaller, less mainstream theaters commonly referred to as off-Broadway, as well as the ground-breaking work accomplished by playwrights such as Sam Shepard and David Mamet. 

Jones, Hettie, How I Became Hettie Jones, E. P. Dutton, 1990.

Hettie Jones, Amiri Baraka's wife when he was LeRoi Jones, remembers her interracial marriage to the famous writer. She also writes about the beginnings of her life as a child in a middle-class Jewish household in the Queens section of New York City, and about the various members of...

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