*Baldwin, James. G
o Tell It on the Mountain
. New York: Dell Publishing Company, Inc., 1953. Novel about urban black child with rural southern roots.
*Brooks, Charlotte (ed.).
. New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1968. A collection of photographs and short literary works in urban settings.
*Cahill, Susan and Cooper, Michele F. (eds.).
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1971. Features a wide array of writings (poetry and prose), photographs, murals representing the paradoxies in the urban experience.
Custer, Edwin C.
Adventures in Poetry
. New York: Harcourt Brace and World, 1964. Contains “Fog” by Carl Sandburg and “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge” by Wordsworth.
Davidson, Edward H. (ed.)
Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe
. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956. Contains
The Man of the Crowd
The Pleasures of Poetry
. New York: Harper and Row, 1971. Contains “London” by William Blake.
Joseph, Stephen M. (ed.).
The Me Nobody Knows
. New York: Avon Books, 1969. A collection of original writings of children from the ghetto.
Kabak, Pamela and Jackson, Caroline. “Images of the City in Modern Lyrics and Verse: A Sequential Approach to the Teaching of Poetry”
Curriculum Unit : Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
, I, 1979. Features excellent suggestions in teaching urban students about the city through poetry.
*Larrick, Nancy (ed.)
On City Streets
. New York: Bantam Books, 1968. Collection of writings and photographs about life in the city.
Reading Modern Fiction
. New York: Scribner’s Sons, 1968. Contains “Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Inner City Mother Goose
. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. A collection of cynical poetry on the black urban experience highlighted by even more cynical photographs.
* Student Reading List
Moore, Robert J. “Parallel Studies in American/Afro-American Literature”
Curriculum Unit Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute,
II, 1978. Contains comparative study of the works of James Farrell and Richard Wright.
———. “Black and White Images in Alienation”
Curriculum Unit Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
, I, 1979. Features in depth study of “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot.
. New York: Houghton Mifflin Comapny, 1965. Contains “Chicago” by Sanburg.
*Stallman, Robert Wooster (ed.)
Stephen Crane: Stories and Tales
New York: Vintage Books, 1955.
* West, Nathanael.
Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locusts
New York: New Directions Paperback, 1962.
Leaves of Grass
and other prose. New York: Rinehart and Co., Inc., 1949.
Urban America: Problems and Promises
. New York: W.H. Sadlier, Inc., 1971. Student resource book presenting controversial urban problems.
The Rise of Urban America
. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
. New York: Random House, 1961.
* Leinwand, Gerald (ed.)
The City as a Commun
ity. New York:. Washington Square Press, 1970. Excellent selection of short articles on the growth of the American city.
America as a Civilization
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952.
* Mayerson, Charlotte Leon (ed.)
Two Blocks Apart
. New York: Avon Books, 1965. Comparative study of the lives of two boys growing up separately in the same neighborhood.
The City in History
. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1961.
The Culture of Cities
. New York: Harcourt Brace and World, 1938.
Photography and Murals
Black in White America
. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1960. Photographic Essay on the Rural and Urban experience of American Blacks.
The Photography of Max Yavno
. Berkele: University of California Press, 1981. Collection of photographic works of Yavno from the early 1920’s to the 60’s.
Newhall, Beaumont (ed.)
Photography: Essay and Image.
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1980. Featuring photographic essay of the Riis collection, New York, Lower East Side, 1888.
Papageorge, Tod “Aesthetics or Truth”
. 4, 1981.
Pocock, Philip. “The Obvious Illusion—Murals from the Lower East Side”
Rosewall, Victor. “The Black Murals of Boston”
The Harvard Art Review
. Winter III, 1968-9.
Schoener, Allon (ed.).
Harlem on My Mind : Cultural Capital Of Black America 1900-1968
. New York: Random House, 1968.
Steichen, Edward (ed.).
The Family of Man
. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1955. Photographic essay.
The Photographer’s Eye
. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966. Photographic Essay.
Trachtenberg, Allan. “Camera Work: Notes Toward An Investigation”
XIX 4, 1978. Issue contains photographic samplings of various camera artists including Helen Levitt, Walker, Evans, Lewis Hine, Robert Wilcox and Robert Frank.