Manchild in the promised land

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Macmillan, 1965 - Social Science - 415 pages
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"I want to talk about the first Northern urban generation of Negroes. I want to talk about the experiences of a misplaced generation, of a misplaced people in an extremely complex, confused society. This is a story of their searching, their dreams, their sorrows, their small and futile rebellions, and their endless battle to establish their own place in America's greatest metropolis--and in America itself."--Foreword, p. 7.

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User Review  - Mark Bowles - Goodreads

A. Historical influences 1. The Great Migration north to New York City during the depression. 2. Religious influences attempted to change city life. These included Coptics (All religion emerged in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Roberto Caicedo - Goodreads

Bad ass Claude Browne. Jive cat Claude Brown. I remember reading this after i found it in a subway, can't remember which line. It brought me to a new world, one with its own language, hip and cool ... Read full review


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