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Drylongso: A Self Portrait of Black America

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Publisher Comments:

In writing his Self-Portrait of Black America, anthropologist, folklorist, and humanist John Gwaltney went in search of “Core Black People”—the ordinary men and women who make up black America—and asked them to define their culture. Their responses, recorded in Drylongso, are to American oral history what blues and jazz are to American music. If the people in William H. Johnson's and Jacob Lawrence's paintings could talk, this is what they would say.

Synopsis:

A classic on the ideas, values, and attitudes that inform ordinary black life in America.

About the Author

John Langston Gwaltney was a student of Dr. Margaret Mead, before becoming a Professor of Anthropology. He has taught at the State University of New York at Cortland and at the Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is also a visual artist, with a special interest in ritual carving.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565840805
Author:
Gwaltney, John Langston
Publisher:
New Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Minority group studies
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
African Americans--Civil rights
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
1st New Press ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19930431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12.6 oz

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