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Manchild in the Promised Land

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ISBN13: 9780684864181
ISBN10: 0684864185
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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.

Synopsis:

This autobiographic novel, in print for more than 30 years, portrays the "lost" generation of African-Americans whose parents left the sharecropping lifestyle of the South for the inner cities of the North.

About the Author

Claude Brown was born in New York City and grew up in Harlem. At age seventeen, after serving several terms in reform school, he left Harlem for Greenwich Village. He went on to receive a bachelor's degree from Howard University and attended law school. He also wrote a book called The Children of Ham in 1976. Manchild in the Promised Land evolved from an article he published in Dissent magazine during his first year at college. He died in 2002 at the age of 64.

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islandwarriar, December 7, 2007 (view all comments by islandwarriar)
The best book I read in a long time. A testament to the perservering soul, and furthur more a written witness to the cruelty of being a person of color in a country which still resfuses to have an honest, indepth, and healing conversation of race and racism. Recomended read: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, by author Joy Degruy
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684864181
Author:
Brown, Claude
Publisher:
Touchstone
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
New York
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Social conditions.
Subject:
Harlem
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Brown, Claude
Subject:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Social conditions.
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
82-10
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.06 x 5.5 in 12.6 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This autobiographic novel, in print for more than 30 years, portrays the "lost" generation of African-Americans whose parents left the sharecropping lifestyle of the South for the inner cities of the North.
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