Uncle Tom's Children
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 CHILDRENUser 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
Uncle Tom's Children (Perennial Classics)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This is Asbury's1934 follow-up to Gangs of New York, which had a recent ride on the New York Times best sellers list thanks to the film adaptation. This volume also profiles murder and mayhem in 19th-century Gotham. The old days weren't always good. Read full review