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Manchild in the Promised Land

Manchild in the Promised Land
  • Author : Claude Brown,Nathan McCall
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-01-03
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9781451626674
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Summary : 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

Manchild in the Promised Land
  • Author : Claude Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-09-28
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9781451626179
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Summary : With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time—the definitive account of African-American youth in Harlem of the 1940s and 1950s, and a seminal work of modern literature. Published during a literary era marked by the ascendance of black writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Alex Haley, this thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown’s childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem—the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor. The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown’s time, but also because of its inspiring message. Now with an introduction by Nathan McCall, here is the story about the one who “made it,” the boy who kept landing on his feet and grew up to become a man.

Manchild in the Promised Land

Manchild in the Promised Land
  • Author : Claude Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1966-10-01
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0451126459
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Summary : Manchild in the Promised Land is indeed one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time. This thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem -- the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor. The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown's time, but also because the book is affirmative and inspiring. Here is the story about the one who "made it," the boy who kept landing on his feet and became a man.

The Children of Ham

The Children of Ham
  • Author : Claude Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1976
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105036451610
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Summary : The children of Ham are a group of young people ranging in age from fourteen to twenty-two, who live in a condemned tenement in upper Harlem, a shell of a building owned by New York City. The children look out for themselves; they are a self-constituted family. They give to each other what they cannot get anywhere else: friendship and a sense of belonging. As you eavesdrop on their conversations, you learn about the families who abandoned -- or who abandoned them. Home for the children of Ham is this wreck of a house, the Harlem castle where they protect and sustain each other on hope as tenuous as life. It is their life that brims over in this book by Claude Brown. -- From publisher's description.

CliffsNotes on Brown's Manchild in the Promised Land

CliffsNotes on Brown's Manchild in the Promised Land
  • Author : William M. Washington
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-03-03
  • Total pages :50
  • ISBN : 9780544182714
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Summary : This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works.

Makes Me Wanna Holler

Makes Me Wanna Holler
  • Author : Nathan McCall
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-01-26
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9780307787682
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Summary : One of our most visceral and important memoirs on race in America, this is the story of Nathan McCall, who began life as a smart kid in a close, protective family in a black working-class neighborhood. Yet by the age of fifteen, McCall was packing a gun and embarking on a criminal career that five years later would land him in prison for armed robbery. In these pages, McCall chronicles his passage from the street to the prison yard—and, later, to the newsrooms of The Washington Post and ultimately to the faculty of Emory University. His story is at once devastating and inspiring, at once an indictment and an elegy. Makes Me Wanna Holler became an instant classic when it was first published in 1994 and it continues to bear witness to the great troubles—and the great hopes—of our nation. With a new afterword by the author

CLASSICS Manchild in the Promised Land

CLASSICS Manchild in the Promised Land
  • Author : Claude Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:1022990394
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Manchild in the Promised Land

Manchild in the Promised Land
  • Author : Claude Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1965
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:257144992
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Addicts Who Survived

Addicts Who Survived
  • Author : David T. Courtwright,Herman Joseph,Don Des Jarlais
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-01-25
  • Total pages :433
  • ISBN : 9781572339767
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Summary : The authors employ the techniques of oral history to penetrate the nether world of the drug user, giving us an engrossing portrait of life in the drug subculture during the "classic" era of strict narcotic control. Praise for the hardcover edition: "A momentous book which I feel is destined to become a classic in the category of scholarly narcotic books." —Claude Brown, author of the bestseller, Manchild in the Promised Land. "The drug literature is filled with the stereotyped opinions of non-addicted, middle-class pundits who have had little direct contact with addicts. These stories are reality. Narcotic addicts of the inner cities are both tough and gentle, deceptive when necessary and yet often generous--above all, shrewd judges of character. While judging them, the clinician is also being judged." —Vincent P. Dole, M.D., The Rockefeller Institute. "What was it like to be a narcotic addict during the Anslinger era? No book will probably ever appear that gives a better picture than this one. . . . a singularly readable and informative work on a subject ordinarily buried in clichés and stereotypes." —Donald W. Goodwin, Journal of the American Medical Association " . . . an important contribution to the growing body of literature that attempts to more clearly define the nature of drug addiction. . . . [This book] will appeal to a diverse audience. Academicians, politicians, and the general reader will find this approach to drug addiction extremely beneficial, insightful, and instructive. . . . Without qualification anyone wishing to acquire a better understanding of drug addicts and addiction will benefit from reading this book." —John C. McWilliams, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography "This study has much to say to a general audience, as well as those involved in drug control." —Publishers Weekly "The authors' comments are perceptive and the interviews make interesting reading." —John Duffy, Journal of American History "This book adds a vital and often compelling human dimension to the story of drug use and law enforcement. The material will be of great value to other specialists, such as those interested in the history of organized crime and of outsiders in general." —H. Wayne Morgan, Journal of Southern History "This book represents a significant and valuable addition to the contemporary substance abuse literature. . . . this book presents findings from a novel and remarkably imaginative research approach in a cogent and exceptionally informative manner." —William M. Harvey, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs "This is a good and important book filled with new information containing provocative elements usually brought forth through the touching details of personal experience. . . . There isn't a recollection which isn't of intrinsic value and many point to issues hardly ever broached in more conventional studies." —Alan Block, Journal of Social History

One Punch from the Promised Land

One Punch from the Promised Land
  • Author : John Florio,Ouisie Shapiro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-29
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780762797684
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Summary : It was 1976 when Leon and Michael Spinks first punched their way into America’s living rooms. That year, they became the first brothers to win Olympic gold in the same Games. Shortly thereafter, they became the first brothers to win the heavyweight title: Leon toppled The Greatest, Muhammad Ali; Michael beat the unbeatable Larry Holmes. With a cast of characters that includes Ali, Holmes, Mike Tyson, Gerry Cooney, Dwight Qawi, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and dozens of friends, relatives, and boxing figures, ONE PUNCH FROM THE PROMISED LAND tells the unlikely story of the Spinks brothers. Their rise from the Pruitt-Igoe housing disaster. Their divergent paths of success. And their relationship with America. The book also uncovers stories never before made public: the big paydays, the high living, the backroom deals. It’s not afraid to tackle an issue rarely discussed: Does the heavyweight title deliver on its promise to young men in the inner city? This is the definitive story of Leon and Michael Spinks. And a cross-examination of heavyweight boxing in 20th century America.

Youth in a Suspect Society

Youth in a Suspect Society
  • Author : H. Giroux
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-14
  • Total pages :237
  • ISBN : 9780230100565
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Summary : Through the lens of education, this book attempts to situate young people within a number of theoretical and political considerations that offer up a new 'analytic of youth', one that posits not only the emergence of a new way to talk about youth but also a new language for understanding the politics that increasing frame their lives.

Buck

Buck
  • Author : Molefi K. Asante
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :252
  • ISBN : 9780812983623
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Summary : An account of the author's youth in Zimbabwe and in violent Philadelphia street gangs explores how his life was shaped by his father's absence, his brother's imprisonment, and his mother's and sister's struggles with mental illness.

The Great Uprising

The Great Uprising
  • Author : Peter B. Levy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-25
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781108422406
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Summary : Offers a rich description of the impact of the 1960s race riots in the United States whose legacy still haunts the nation.

Confederate Devil John

Confederate Devil John
  • Author : Claude Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-10
  • Total pages :164
  • ISBN : 9780595372850
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Summary : Confederate Devil John is the story of John Wright as he grew up in Pike and Letcher Counties, Kentucky. John started life at an early age making corn likker with Rosan Burke. Rosan taught John how to make likker and to survive in the east Kentucky Mountains. After Rosan was caught by revenuers John set out to make his living outside the mountains. His initial horse-trading led him to meet John Hunt Morgan and joining the Confederate cause in the Civil War. He served under Confederate Capt. Quantrill, and he escaped during the battle when Quantrill was captured. During this period he met the James brothers, Bill Anderson and Sue Mundy. John and his best friend, Talt Hall, made their way back to east Kentucky after escaping capture to rejoin the Confederate Army. They were later captured and imprisoned in Fort Douglas. They escaped the fort returning to east Kentucky. John adventurous life begins by joining the circus, marrying Mattie, becoming marshal and judge, fathering thirty-two children and feuding with his archenemy, Caleb Jones.

The Education of Kevin Powell

The Education of Kevin Powell
  • Author : Kevin Powell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-10-27
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781439164211
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Summary : In the spirit of Piri Thomas’s Down These Mean Streets and Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, writer and activist Kevin Powell’s memoir—“illuminating…an education for us all” (USA Today)—vividly recounts the horrific poverty of his youth and his struggles to overcome a legacy of anger, violence, and self-hatred. When Kevin Powell was three, he discovered the volatile nature of his world: a place of pain, poverty, violence, fire, rats, roaches, and a fear that would haunt him for years; but also moments of joy, transcendence, and belonging. By the time he graduated from high school, something his single mother and his grandparents did not do, Powell had survived abuse, abandonment by his father, debilitating low self-esteem, a police beating, and years of constant relocation—from school to school, neighborhood to neighborhood. He was left feeling isolated, wondering if his life had any value, and doubting that he would survive to see old age. In this unflinchingly honest autobiography, Kevin Powell reflects on his tumultuous, turbulent passage from child to man. He revisits the path that led him to become a successful writer, public speaker, activist, and cast member on the influential first season of MTV’s The Real World. He also recalls the terrible lows he endured of depression, thoughts of suicide, alcoholism, bankruptcy, doomed relationships, failed political campaigns, and the soul-shattering murder of Tupac Shakur. Time and again, Powell harks back to lessons his mother taught him as a little boy: never stop learning, never stop telling the truth, always strive to be a better man, do what is right. Written with urgency and insight by one of the most gifted voices of our times, The Education of Kevin Powell is a powerful chronicle of healing and growth, survival and redemption. Ultimately, Kevin Powell’s journey is our journey, too.

Manchild in the Promised Land

Manchild in the Promised Land
  • Author : Nikolai Nikolaevich Lebedev
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1965
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:959779810
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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
  • Author : Jeff Hobbs
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-28
  • Total pages :406
  • ISBN : 9781476731919
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Summary : Traces a young man's effort to escape the dangers of the streets and his own nature after graduating from Yale, describing his youth in violent 1980s Newark, efforts to navigate two fiercely insular worlds and life-ending drug deals. 75,000 first printing.

Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-04-28
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780385529396
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Summary : From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys: a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s. Benji Cooper is one of the few black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own. The summer of ’85 won’t be without its usual trials and tribulations, of course. There will be complicated new handshakes to fumble through and state-of-the-art profanity to master. Benji will be tested by contests big and small, by his misshapen haircut (which seems to have a will of its own), by the New Coke Tragedy, and by his secret Lite FM addiction. But maybe, just maybe, this summer might be one for the ages. Look for Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

Manchild in the Promised Land

Manchild in the Promised Land
  • Author : William M. Washington
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1971-11-23
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 0822008114
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Summary : Includes the life of Claude Brown, a list of characters, critical commentaries, character analyses, and more.

Brothers and Keepers

Brothers and Keepers
  • Author : John Edgar Wideman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-06
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781982148768
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Summary : “A rare triumph” (The New York Times Book Review), this powerful memoir about the divergent paths taken by two brothers is a classic work from one of the greatest figures in American literature: a reflection on John Edgar Wideman’s family and his brother’s incarceration—a classic that is as relevant now as when originally published in 1984. A “brave and brilliant” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) portrait of lives arriving at different destinies, the classic John Edgar Wideman memoir, Brothers and Keepers, is a haunting portrait of two brothers—one an award-winning writer, the other a fugitive wanted for a robbery that resulted in a murder. Wideman recalls the capture of his younger brother, Robby, details the subsequent trials that resulted in a sentence of life in prison, and provides vivid views of the American prison system. A gripping, unsettling account, Brothers and Keepers weighs the bonds of blood, affection, and guilt that connect Wideman and his brother and measures the distance that lies between them. “If you care at all about brotherhood and dignity…this is a must-read book” (The Denver Post). With a new afterword by his brother Robert Wideman, recently released after more than fifty years in prison.

The Mole People

The Mole People
  • Author : Jennifer Toth
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995-10-01
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 9781569764527
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Summary : This book is about the thousands of people who live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels of New York City.