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The Omni-Americans: Some Alternatives to the Folklore of White Supremacy (Da Capo Press Paperback)

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The Omni-Americans is a classic collection of wickedly incisive essays, commentaries, and reviews on politics, literature, and music. Provocative and compelling, Albert Murray debunks the "so-called findings and all-too-inclusive extrapolations of social science survey technicians," contending that "human nature is no less complex and fascinating for being encased in dark skin." His claim that blacks have produced "the most complicated culture, and therefore the most complicated sensibility in the western world" is elucidated in a book which, according to Walker Percy, "fits no ideology, resists all abstractions, offends orthodox liberals and conservatives, attacks social scientists and Governor Wallace in the same breath, sees all the faults of the country, and holds out hope in the end."

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"The Omni-Americans is a classic collection of wickedly incisive essays, commentaries, and reviews on politics, literature, and music. Provocative and compelling, Albert Murray debunks the ""so-called"

About the Author

Albert Murray was born in Alabama in 1916. A cultural critic, biographer, essayist, and novelist, he has taught at several colleges, including Colgate and Barnard, and his works include The Omni-Americans, South to a Very Old Place(nominated for a National Book Award), The Hero and the Blues, and Trading Twelve: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray. He has also won the ASCAP–Deems Taylor Award for Stomping the Blues.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306803956
Author:
Murray, Albert
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
White supremacy movements
Subject:
White supremacy movements -- United States.
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Press Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19900331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.25 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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