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The Resource Manchild in the Promised Land, Claude Brown, (electronic resource)

Manchild in the Promised Land, Claude Brown, (electronic resource)

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Manchild in the Promised Land
Title
Manchild in the Promised Land
Statement of responsibility
Claude Brown
Title variation
Man child in the promised land
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Language
eng
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
Summary
Traces the author's experiences as a first-generation African American raised in the Northern ghettos of Harlem in the mid-twentieth century, an upbringing marked by violence, drugs, and devastating urban disadvantages
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Tone
Writing style
Character
Biography type
autobiography
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124569
Cataloging source
DLC
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1937-
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Brown, Claude
Dewey number
  • 974.710049607302
  • 920
Index
no index present
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860
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Manchild in the Promised Land, Claude Brown, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451626179
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84b92890-05dd-49f7-b44a-c66095c7bbf4
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Manchild in the Promised Land, Claude Brown, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451626179
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
84b92890-05dd-49f7-b44a-c66095c7bbf4
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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