Manchild in the Promised Land

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Download or read book Manchild in the Promised Land written by Claude Brown and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-01-03 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the author's experiences as a first-generation African American raised in the Northern ghettos of Harlem in the mid-20th century, an upbringing marked by violence, drugs and devastating urban disadvantages.

Manchild in the Promised Land

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Download or read book Manchild in the Promised Land written by Claude Brown and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-12-27 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A rerelease of a 1965 best-selling classic traces the author's experiences as a first-generation African American raised in the Northern ghettos of Harlem in the mid-20th century, an upbringing marked by violence, drugs and devastating urban disadvantages. By the author of Makes Me Wanna Holler.

Jet

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Download or read book Jet written by and published by . This book was released on 2002-02-25 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.

African American Autobiographers

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ISBN 10 : 0313314098
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book African American Autobiographers written by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chronicling the autobiographical tradition in African American literature from the 18th century to the present, this volume features 66 authors from Maya Angelou to Malcolm X. Alphabetized entries, written by expert contributors, include concise biographies, overviews of autobiographical works and themes, reviews of critical receptions, and bibliographies.

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds

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ISBN 10 : 9780816071500
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Download or read book Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds written by Dawn B. Sova and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, Revised Edition discusses writings that have been banned over the centuries because they offended or merely ignored official truths; challenged widely held assumptions; or contained ideas or language unacceptable to a state, religious institution, or private moral watchdog. The entries new to this edition include the Captain Underpants series, We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier, and Jake and Honeybunch Go to Heaven by Margaret Zemach. Also included are updates to the censorship histories of such books as To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men.

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9780198031758
Pages : 512 pages
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Download or read book The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature written by William L. Andrews and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2001-02-15 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A breathtaking achievement, this Concise Companion is a suitable crown to the astonishing production in African American literature and criticism that has swept over American literary studies in the last two decades. It offers an enormous range of writers-from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, from Zora Neale Hurston to Ralph Ellison, and from Toni Morrison to August Wilson. It contains entries on major works (including synopses of novels), such as Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Richard Wright's Native Son, and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. It also incorporates information on literary characters such as Bigger Thomas, Coffin Ed Johnson, Kunta Kinte, Sula Peace, as well as on character types such as Aunt Jemima, Brer Rabbit, John Henry, Stackolee, and the trickster. Icons of black culture are addressed, including vivid details about the lives of Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman. Here, too, are general articles on poetry, fiction, and drama; on autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday School literature, and oratory; as well as on a wide spectrum of related topics. Compact yet thorough, this handy volume gathers works from a vast array of sources--from the black periodical press to women's clubs--making it one of the most substantial guides available on the growing, exciting world of African American literature.

The Crisis

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Download or read book The Crisis written by and published by . This book was released on 2002-05 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

Terry McMillan

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ISBN 10 : 0313305048
Pages : 188 pages
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Download or read book Terry McMillan written by Paulette Richards and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1999 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This insightful analysis explores the tremendous cross-over appeal of Terry McMillan's novels and movie adaptations.

Rethinking the American Race Problem

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ISBN 10 : 0520078780
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Rethinking the American Race Problem written by Roy L. Brooks and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1992-01-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A path-breaking analysis of the advent and consequences of deep class stratification in African American society since the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Characterized by breadth of vision and reflective realism, Rethinking the American Race Problem is a worthy and welcome successor to Gunnar Myrdal's seminal work, The American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, published almost half a century ago."—Boris I. Bittker, Yale University "Insightful, tightly argued, and deeply felt. . . . This brilliant book will affect the thinking of all who read it."—William A. Fletcher, University of California "Rethinking the American Race Problem challenges the conventional understanding of the problem of race relations in the United States."—Gerrald Torres, University of Minnesota "Offers a fresh and intellectually provocative perspective on the relationship between race and public policy in today's America."—Martin Kilson, Harvard University

Beyond the Promised Land

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ISBN 10 : 9780684823478
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Download or read book Beyond the Promised Land written by Glenn Frankel and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1996-06-05 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the events leading up to the peace accord between Israeli and Palestinian leaders and the birth of a new Israel. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9780313343902
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Download or read book Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature written by Tarshia L. Stanley and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-12-30 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hip Hop literature, also known as urban fiction or street lit, is a type of writing evocative of the harsh realities of life in the inner city. Beginning with seminal works by such writers as Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim and culminating in contemporary fiction, autobiography, and poetry, Hip Hop literature is exerting the same kind of influence as Hip Hop music, fashion, and culture. Through more than 180 alphabetically arranged entries, this encyclopedia surveys the world of Hip Hop literature and places it in its social and cultural contexts. Entries cite works for further reading, and a bibliography concludes the volume. Coverage includes authors, genres, and works, as well as on the musical artists, fashion designers, directors, and other figures who make up the context of Hip Hop literature. Entries cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia concludes with a selected, general bibliography. Students in literature classes will value this guide to an increasingly popular body of literature, while students in social studies classes will welcome its illumination of American cultural diversity.

Shakin' Up Race and Gender

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ISBN 10 : 9780292774780
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Download or read book Shakin' Up Race and Gender written by Marta E. Sánchez and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2009-07-21 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second phase of the civil rights movement (1965-1973) was a pivotal period in the development of ethnic groups in the United States. In the years since then, new generations have asked new questions to cast light on this watershed era. No longer is it productive to consider only the differences between ethnic groups; we must also study them in relation to one another and to U.S. mainstream society. In "Shakin' Up" Race and Gender, Marta E. Sánchez creates an intercultural frame to study the historical and cultural connections among Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and Chicanos/as since the 1960s. Her frame opens up the black/white binary that dominated the 1960s and 1970s. It reveals the hidden yet real ties that connected ethnics of color and "white" ethnics in a shared intercultural history. By using key literary works published during this time, Sánchez reassesses and refutes the unflattering portrayals of ethnics by three leading intellectuals (Octavio Paz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Oscar Lewis) who wrote about Chicanos, African Americans, and Puerto Ricans. She links their implicit misogyny to the trope of La Malinche from Chicano culture and shows how specific characteristics of this trope—enslavement, alleged betrayal, and cultural negotiation—are also present in African American and Puerto Rican cultures. Sánchez employs the trope to restore the agency denied to these groups. Intercultural contact—encounters between peoples of distinct ethnic groups—is the theme of this book.

Inequality in the Promised Land

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ISBN 10 : 9780804792455
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Download or read book Inequality in the Promised Land written by R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2014-06-25 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nestled in neighborhoods of varying degrees of affluence, suburban public schools are typically better resourced than their inner-city peers and known for their extracurricular offerings and college preparatory programs. Despite the glowing opportunities that many families associate with suburban schooling, accessing a district's resources is not always straightforward, particularly for black and poorer families. Moving beyond class- and race-based explanations, Inequality in the Promised Land focuses on the everyday interactions between parents, students, teachers, and school administrators in order to understand why resources seldom trickle down to a district's racial and economic minorities. Rolling Acres Public Schools (RAPS) is one of the many well-appointed suburban school districts across the United States that has become increasingly racially and economically diverse over the last forty years. Expanding on Charles Tilly's model of relational analysis and drawing on 100 in-depth interviews as well participant observation and archival research, R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy examines the pathways of resources in RAPS. He discovers that—due to structural factors, social and class positions, and past experiences—resources are not valued equally among families and, even when deemed valuable, financial factors and issues of opportunity hoarding often prevent certain RAPS families from accessing that resource. In addition to its fresh and incisive insights into educational inequality, this groundbreaking book also presents valuable policy-orientated solutions for administrators, teachers, activists, and politicians.

October Cities

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ISBN 10 : 9780520211445
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book October Cities written by Carlo Rotella and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1998-05-21 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Rotella does an extraordinary job of describing both the ideology of urban planning and its actual realization in the built environment, and he shows how cultural (literary) constructions of meaning simultaneously reflect and inform social reality."—Richard Slotkin, author of Gunfighter Nation "A wonderful book, a wholly authoritative mapping of urban literature in the United States from the industrial city of the 1930s and 1940s to the post-industrial landscape of the 1960s. Fascinating and pathbreaking."—Eric Lott, author of Love and Theft

African American History Day by Day

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ISBN 10 : 9781598843606
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Download or read book African American History Day by Day written by Karen Juanita Carrillo and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2012 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The proof of any group's importance to history is in the detail, a fact made plain by this informative book's day-by-day documentation of the impact of African Americans on life in the United States. One of the easiest ways to grasp any aspect of history is to look at it as a continuum. African American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events provides just such an opportunity. Organized in the form of a calendar, this book allows readers to see the dates of famous births, deaths, and events that have affected the lives of African Americans and, by extension, of America as a whole. Each day features an entry with information about an important event that occurred on that date. Background on the highlighted event is provided, along with a link to at least one primary source document and references to books and websites that can provide more information. While there are other calendars of African American history, this one is set apart by its level of academic detail. It is not only a calendar, but also an easy-to-use reference and learning tool. More than 365 chronologically arranged entries featuring events and information about African Americans An introduction that overviews the importance of African American history in a day-by-day approach A preface that explains the scope, methodology, and rationale for coverage Primary source excerpts for some events and two vetted books and websites for all events

Black Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 0674076222
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Download or read book Black Fiction written by Roger Rosenblatt and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1974 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this illuminating book Roger Rosenblatt offers both sensitive analyses of individual works and a provocative and compelling thesis. He argues that black fiction has a unity deriving not from any chronological sequence, or simply from its black authorship, but from a particular cyclical conception of history on which practically every significant black American novel and short story is based. Marked for oppression by an external physical characteristic, black characters struggle constantly against and within a hostile world. Rosenblatt's analysis of the way black protagonists try to break historical patterns provides an integrated and sustained interpretation of motives and methods in black fiction. The black hero, after starting on a circular track, may try to change direction by means of his youth, love, education, or humor; or he may try to escape into his own elusive and vague history. But, as Rosenblatt demonstrates, these attempts all fail. And the black hero discovers in the failure of his attempts that the society which caused all this failure is not only unattainable but undesirable. Neither a sociological study nor a routine survey, this is distinctly a work of literary criticism which concentrates on black fiction as literature.

Growing Up in America, a Background to Contemporary Drug Abuse

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Download or read book Growing Up in America, a Background to Contemporary Drug Abuse written by Anne MacLeod and published by . This book was released on 1973 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: