Be sure to read the entire section called Context. Make note of when she lived, when and where she was educated, when she published, etc.

All those times can be cross referenced with a good timetable or article about the whole post-Civil War and Civil Rights Movement era:



In addition, you should read several articles about the American Literature canon (which is always changing, by the way):

Once you have formulated a rough draft of a main-idea sentence, please repost and someone here will be happy to critique your thinking.


Since this is not my area of expertise, I searched Google under the key words "Zora Neale Hurston" to get these possible sources:

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These should suggest at topic for you plus give you information. There are more sources out there, if you wish to continue the search. In the future, you can find the information you desire more quickly, if you use appropriate key words to do your own search.

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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