Carter, Steven R. Hansberry’s Drama: Commitment Amid Complexity. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991. An examination of Hansberry’s plays from the political standpoint. Bibliography and index.
Cheney, Anne. Lorraine Hansberry. New York: Twayne, 1994. A basic biography of Hansberry that examines her life and works. Bibliography and index.
Domina, Lynn. Understanding “A Raisin in the Sun”: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998. A study that places Hansberry’s works and life in context and examines her portrayal of African Americans in literature. Includes a bibliography and an index.
Effiong, Philip U. In Search of a Model for African American Drama: A Study of Selected Plays by Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, and Ntozake Shange. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2000. A study of the plays of three prominent African Americans, including Hansberry. Includes a bibliography and an index.
Kappel, Lawrence, ed. Readings on “A Raisin in the Sun.” San Diego, Calif.: Greenhaven Press, 2001. A collection of essays that deal with aspects of Hansberry’s most famous work. Includes a bibliography and an index.
Keppel, Ben. The Work of Democracy: Ralph Bunche, Kenneth B. Clark, Lorraine Hansberry, and the Cultural Politics of Race. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995. Keppel examines race relations and the Civil Rights movement, including a discussion of Hansberry’s role in the movement. Includes a bibliography and an index.
Leeson, Richard M. Lorraine Hansberry: A Research and Production Sourcebook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997. This sourcebook focuses on Hansberry as a dramatist, examining her portrayal of African Americans in literature. Includes a bibliography and an index.
Scheader, Catherine. Lorraine Hansberry: A Playwright and Voice of Justice. Springfield, N.J.: Enslow, 1998. A biography that examines Hansberry’s dual roles as civil rights advocate and dramatist. Includes a bibliography and an index.