Uncle Tom's children

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Harper & Row, 1965 - Fiction - 215 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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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

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User Review  - elissa - Goodreads

I've not read BLACK BOY or NATIVE SON (although I did see a depressing movie of the latter), but I did read this powerful collection of short stories for a short story class in college. Read full review

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Richard Wright was born in 1908 in rural Mississippi and died in Paris in 1960. His Native Son and Black Boy are best-selling American classics. His other books include The Outsider, Black Power, and White Man, Listen!

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