Manchild in the promised land

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Macmillan, 1965 - Social Science - 415 pages
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"I want to talk about the first Northern urban generation of Negroes. I want to talk about the experiences of a misplaced generation, of a misplaced people in an extremely complex, confused society. This is a story of their searching, their dreams, their sorrows, their small and futile rebellions, and their endless battle to establish their own place in America's greatest metropolis--and in America itself."--Foreword, p. 7.

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When this was published in 1965, I was 11 years old. By the time we moved in 1967 I had read this about 6-8 times completely through, and fully 30 times about halfway. Claude Brown describes his ... Read full review

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Exceptional! Extremely insightful and holds as true today as it did in the '50s! Highly recommend for all that want to understand the plight of the black community that lives in fear and poverty in urban communities. Read full review


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