Youngblood

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University of Georgia Press, Apr 1, 2000 - Fiction - 475 pages
7 Reviews
John Oliver Killens's landmark novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression. Its large cast of powerfully affecting characters includes Joe Youngblood, a tragic figure of heroic physical strength; Laurie Lee, his beautiful and strong-willed wife; Richard Myles, a young high school teacher from New York; and Robby, the Youngbloods' son, who takes the large risk of becoming involved in the labor movement.
  

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A good book, though I think I would have enjoyed it more if I read it closer to its publication year of 1954 when books on racism weren't such a trite issue. I love these types of books, but I've read ... Read full review

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A good book, though I think I would have enjoyed it more if I read it closer to its publication year of 1954 when books on racism weren't such a trite issue. I love these types of books, but I've read ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
3
CHAPTER TWO
27
CHAPTER THREE
35
CHAPTER FOUR
43
CHAPTER FIVE
46
CHAPTER SIX
61
CHAPTER SEVEN
62
CHAPTER EIGHT
69
CHAPTER SEVEN
206
CHAPTER EIGHT
212
CHAPTER ONE
229
CHAPTER TWO
255
CHAPTER THREE
264
CHAPTER FOUR
276
CHAPTER FIVE
286
CHAPTER SIX
298

CHAPTER NINE
78
CHAPTER TEN
86
CHAPTER ELEVEN
92
CHAPTER TWELVE
97
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
100
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
116
CHAPTER ONE
125
CHAPTER TWO
149
CHAPTER THREE
163
CHAPTER FOUR
176
CHAPTER FIVE
186
CHAPTER SIX
195
CHAPTER SEVEN
305
CHAPTER EIGHT
312
CHAPTER ONE
327
CHAPTER TWO
344
CHAPTER THREE
365
CHAPTER FOUR
380
CHAPTER FIVE
392
CHAPTER SIX
408
CHAPTER SEVEN
427
CHAPTER EIGHT
443
CHAPTER NINE
465
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John Oliver Killens (1916-1987) was born in Macon, Georgia. He wrote four novels, including And Then We Heard the Thunder, several screenplays, a biography of Denmark Vesey, and essays collected under the title Black Manís Burden.

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