Blyden Jackson (1910-2000) authored The Waiting Years: Essays on American Negro Literature and A History of Afro-American Literature: The Long Beginning, 1746-1895. He co-authored Black Poetry in America: Two Essays in Historical Interpretation, and was Senior co-editor of The History of Southern Literature. His articles appeared in CLA Journal, The Southern Literary Journal and The Southern Review. Jackson received the Modern Language Association's Jay B. Hubbell Award for lifetime achievement as an American literature scholar.
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