Uncle Tom's Children

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Harper Collins, Dec 23, 2003 - Fiction - 301 pages
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Set in the American Deep South, each of the powerful novellas collected here concerns an aspect of the lives of black people in the postslavery era, exploring their resistance to white racism and oppression. Published in 1938, this was the first book from Wright, who would continue on to worldwide fame as the author of the novels Native Son and Black Boy.

 

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UNCLE TOM'S CHILDREN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Four "novellas" or long short stories, in Negro dialect, hard-clipped, dynamic, illustrating the fact of continued servitude of black to white. Lynching, flood and death, rape, "relief" — current ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

I realize the point Richard Wright is trying to make is one of social injustice and how racism can lead innocent people down the wrong path. I realize there is a sociological lesson to be learned from ... Read full review

Contents

The Ethia of Living Jim Crow i
16
Down by the Riverside
62
Long Black Song
125
Fire and Cloud
157
Bright and Morning Star
221
Chronology
265
Note on the Text
297
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Richard Wright won international renown for his powerful and visceral depiction of the black experience. He stands today alongside such African-American luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, and two of his novels, Native Son and Black Boy, are required reading in high schools and colleges across the nation. He died in 1960.

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