Additional Resources for The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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Richard Abcarian, Negro American Literature, Wadworth, California, 1970.

An early but fundamental commentary on African American literature, its roots and importance There is a deep discussion of Richard Wright's novel.

Gordon W Allport, The Nature of Prejudice, Cambridge, 1954.

An early, fundamental source to understand the problem of prejudice, and racism in general, and to help define concepts such as visibility and difference.

Barbara Christian, editor, Black Feminist Criticism, Pergamon Texto, University of California Press, 1985.

A number of essays about black literature from the feminist criticism perspective.

Arthur Davis and Michael W. Peplow, Anthology of Negro American Literature, Holt, New York, 1975.

A collection of Critical essays on early African American literature.

Leslie Fiedler, "Negro and Jew Encounter in America", in No' in Thunder, Stein and Day, New York, 1972.

An interesting article by a very well-known Critic about the relationships between Jews and African-Americans in the United States.

Paula Giddings...

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