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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  George Hendrick  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: March 30, 1929 in Stephenville, Texas

-- George Hendrick on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Hendrick is an emeritus professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

George Hendrick is an emeritus professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, former department chair and served as the first president of the James Jones Literary Society. He edited several books including, ''To Reach Eternity: The Letters of James Jones.'' Along with Don Sackrider and Helen Howe, Hendrick edited ''The Writings From the Handy Colony.''He currently resides in New York.

Published Works

  • Katherine Anne Porter, Twayne Publishers, 1965
  • Mazo de la Roche, Twayne Publishers, 1970
  • Henry Salt: Humanitarian Reformer and Man of Letters, University of Illinois Press, 1977
  • Selected Letters of Mark Van Dorn, Louisiana State University, 1987
  • James Jones and the Handy Writers Society, Tales Press, 2001 - written with Helen Howe and Don Sackrider
  • The Creole Mutiny: A Tale of Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship, Ivan R. Dee, 2003 - written with Willene Hendrick
  • Why Not Every Man?: African Americans and Civil Disobedience in the Quest for the Dream,Ivan R. Dee, 2005
  • Black Refugees in Canada: Accounts of Escape During the Era of Slavery, McFarland, 2010 - written with Willene Hendrick
  • M. K. Gandhi's First Nonviolent Campaign: A Study of Racism in South Africa and the United States, Teneo Press, 2013 - written with Willene Hendrick

Selected Titles At Your Library

Katherine Anne Porter.
ISBN: 0805775137. OCLC Number:

Twayne Publishers,. Boston :. ©1988.

Henry Salt, humanitarian reformer and man of letters /
ISBN: 0252006119. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©1977.

The selected letters of Mark Van Doren /
ISBN: 0807113174. OCLC Number:

Louisiana State University Press,. Baton Rouge :. ©1987.

James Jones and the Handy Writers' Colony /
ISBN: 0809323702. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©2001.

The Creole mutiny :
ISBN: 1566635500. OCLC Number:

Ivan R. Dee,. Chicago :. 2003.

Chronicles the events surrounding the slave revolt on the Creole transport ship on November 7, 1841.

Why not every man? :
ISBN: 1566636450. OCLC Number:

Ivan R. Dee,. Chicago :. ©2005.

"As the Hendricks show, the record of civil disobedience in the service of African Americans is not without its failures. But overall it has been a powerful weapon in their quest for a share of the American dream. This is a succinct history of that story."--Jacket.

Black refugees in Canada :
ISBN: 0786447338. OCLC Number:

McFarland & Co.,. Jefferson, N.C. :. ©2010.

"Thousands of black people sought refuge in Canada before the U.S. Civil War. While most encountered some racism among Canadian citizens, many thrived under the Canadian government. The book begins with a short historical account of blacks in Canada from 1629 until the early 1800s, when the first groups of escaped slaves began to enter the country"--Provided by publisher.

M.K. Gandhi's first nonviolent campaign :
ISBN: 1934844918. OCLC Number:

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