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American Ethnic Literature.

This solution provides some strategies for selecting and reflecting on the nature of American ethnic literature. The solution provides titles of American Ethnic novels, common themes in these works, and possible thesis arguments that you could make in your paper. The solution considers some of the following questions:

What makes American literature American?
What is literary canon? How does literary canon relate to what is going on in society?
What special challenges do ethnic writers have within the American literary experience?
How do ethnic writers define literature? How does that differ from the canon of traditional American literature?
What historical, socio-political, and cultural topics might be covered by ethnic writers? How does this differ from the canon of traditional American literature?
How are the American literary themes of liberty, opportunity and equality addressed in ethnic literature?

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This solution provides some strategies for selecting and reflecting on the nature of American ethnic literature. Some of the questions this solution considers are:

What makes American literature American?
What is literary canon? How does literary canon relate to what is going on in society?
What special challenges do ethnic writers have within the American literary experience?
How do ethnic writers define literature? How does that differ from the canon of traditional American literature?
What historical, socio-political, and cultural topics might be covered by ethnic writers? How does this differ from the canon of traditional American literature?
How are the American literary themes of liberty, opportunity and equality addressed in ethnic literature?

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