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Ethnic Writers and the Literary Mainstream, 1945-1969

This episode guides the viewer through the works and contexts of ethnic writers from 1945-1965. Starting with the works of Ralph Waldo Ellison, Philip Roth, and N. Scott Momaday, we explore the way writers from the margins took over the center of American culture.

Authors Covered - This section of the Instructor Guide contains biographical information on 10 authors, and includes hyperlinks to related Archive materials.

Timeline - The Unit timeline links literary texts and their dates of original publication with critical historical events to build a contextual framework.

Find additional resources, including primary source materials, interactives, and downloadable print materials, at:  http://www.learner.org/amerpass/unit16/

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