Tuxedo Junction: Essays on American Culture

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Ecco Press, 1989 - Social Science - 334 pages
Discusses racial issues in contemporary American society, with an emphasis on Black writing, art, and culture and featuring reappraisals of James Baldwin and other literary figures

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Jesse Jacksons Black Bottom or Crossing the Roads at Tuxedo Junction
The Color Purple as Everybodys Protest Art
Waiting for Miss A merica

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Cornell University graduate Gerald Early is an essayist and professor at Washington University. Early was the director of African and Afro-American studies at Washington University and the director of the American Culture Studies Program. He was also named the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in Arts and Sciences. His essays have been included in Harpers, The New Republic, and Hungry Mind Review. His books include One Nation Under a Groove: Motown and American Culture, Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity and Ambivalence of Assimilation, and Body Language: Writers on Sport. Early received the National Book Critics Circle Award for his book The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Literature, Prizefighting, and Modern American Culture.

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