This book provides both a comprehensive cross-reference to modern Afro-American short stories published from 1950-1982 and an analysis and commentary on modern short fiction. Over 850 stories written by approximately 300 authors are indexed. It also provides an extensive guide to many of the stories published in anthologies, collections, and periodicals during this period. Part I, the Chronology, lists the stories by year of publication and alphabetically by title within each year. An index code, which cross-references the Chronology to the author and title indexes, precedes each story. The author, the point of view, a description, and all of the known sources for the story are given. Part II lists, in standard bibliographical format, the anthologies and collections in which the stories appear and lists each story in the anthologies/collections.Part III consists of approximately 100 analyses/commentaries/critiques of selected stories in accordance with traditional literary genres: comedy, epic, tragedy, tragi-comedy, and unresolved struggle, as well as generally accepted types of Afro-American literature: celebrative-commemorative, militant, protest, personal experience, and universal concerns. Title and author indexes complete the book.