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A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry

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Carter, Steven R. Hansberry’s Drama: Commitment Amid Complexity. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.

Cheney, Anne. Lorraine Hansberry. Boston: Twayne, 1984.

Domina, Lynn. Understanding A Raisin in the Sun: A Student’s Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Halberstam, David. The Fifties. New York: Villard Books, 1993.

Hughes, Langston. Selected Poems of Langston Hughes. New York: Vintage Books, 1990.

May, Elaine Tyler. Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era. New York: Basic Books, 1988.

Meyerowitz, Joanne, ed. Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945–1960. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994.

Nemiroff, Robert, ed. To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words. With an introduction by James Baldwin. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1969.

Smith, Judith. Visions of Belonging: Family Stories, Popular Culture, and Postwar Democracy, 1940–1960. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.

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by Penderworth, October 31, 2013

"The other family members strongly disagree with Walter’s decision to accept Mr. Lindner’s buyout, but Walter, standing firm, decides that he will take control of the situation" is wrong. He doesn't wish to accept the offer, as you say in your Analysis of Major Characters: "Walter finally becomes a man when he stands up to Mr. Lindner and refuses the money that Mr. Lindner offers the family not to move in to its dream house in a white neighborhood." Please amend this.


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by azahmed716, December 11, 2013

What About Ruth


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by dfhrtgjhtyj, January 19, 2016

help i got raisins in my butt what do i do


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