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Voices In Our Blood

Voices In Our Blood (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Rh Trade Pbk ed.)

Edited by Meacham, Jon

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Voices in Our Blood is a literary anthology of the most important and artful interpretations of the civil rights movement, past and present. It showcases what forty of the nation's best writers -- including Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, John Steinb...eck, Alice Walker, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and Richard Wright -- had to say about the central domestic drama of the American Century. Editor Jon Meacham has chosen pieces by journalists, novelists, historians, and artists, bringing together a wide range of black and white perspectives and experiences. The result is an unprecedented and powerful portrait of the movement's spirit and struggle, told through voices that resonate with passion and strength. Maya Angelou takes us on a poignant journey back to her childhood in the Arkansas of the 1930s. On the front page of The New York Times, James Reston marks the movement's apex as he describes what it was like to watch Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his heralded I Have a Dream speech in real time. Alice Walker takes up the movement's progress a decade later in her article Choosing to Stay at Home: Ten Years After the March on Washington. And John Lewis chronicles the unimaginable courage of the ordinary African Americans who challenged the prevailing order, paid for it in blood and tears, and justly triumphed. Voices in Our Blood is a compelling look at the movement as it actually happened, from the days leading up to World War II to the anxieties and ambiguities of this new century. The story of race in America is a never-ending one, and Voices in Our Blood tells us how we got this far--and how far we still have to go to reach thePromised Land. From the Hardcover edition.
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ISBN 9780375758812
Released AU 15 Jan 2003
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Rh Trade Pbk ed.
Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780375758812
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House USA Inc
Released 15 Jan 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Rh Trade Pbk ed.
Edition Rh Trade Pbk ed.
Author(s) Edited by Meacham, Jon
Category History
Human Rights
Political Activism
Number of Pages 561
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 973.0496073
Weight 630g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress African Americans - Civil rights - History - 20th century - Sources., United States - Race relations - Sources., Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century - Sources.
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade