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ENGL 110 (Woltag): A Raisin in the Sun: Overview

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This LibGuide is designed to provide resources for your assignment prior to reading A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Use the tabs to find more information on your topics. A suggested way to use this guide:

  1. Review the Essay Prompts and look at some of the provided resources to start exploring your topic with the resources provided
  2. Look at the Historical Background and Context page to find information from the period related to your chosen topic
  3. Visit the Literary Criticisms page to browse and search for related criticisms
  4. Use the Start Searching page to search for your topic in OneSearch and various CSM Library databases with your own ideas and keywords


An Overview by Imani Perry

Imani Perry is a scholar and the author of  Looking for Lorraine , a biography of Lorraine Hansberry biography published in 2018. In this short video Professor Perry gives a brief overview of the plot and major themes from Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun.

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