Includes 50,000 pages of text, biographies, sheet music, etc. which chronicle the African American experience through musical expression. Offers comprehensive coverage of multiple genres including blues, jazz, civil rights songs, gospel, etc.
When complete, Black Drama will contain the full text of 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 100 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print.
Provides modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Includes scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.
The Gale Literature Series includes: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Literary Criticism, Shakespeare Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, and Children's Literary Review. Coverage is through June 30, 2008.