In Search Of Black America: Discovering The Africanamerican Dream

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Free Press, Feb 6, 2001 - Social Science - 416 pages
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A LANDMARK WORK THAT LOOKS AT THE LIVES OF
AFRICAN AMERICANS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES
ON THE EVE OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Noted journalist and professor David Dent spent five years crisscrossing America on a mission to expose prevalent myths and stereotypes. With tape recorder in hand, he stopped in Detroit; Washington, D.C.; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Gallipolis, Ohio; Seattle; Hampton, Virginia; and many other places, documenting widespread diversity in the lives of the black majority -- middle- and upper-middle-class African Americans. Peopled with an eclectic and insightful array of personalities, enriched by the author's journalistic candor, this important and timely book is an invaluable addition to the ever-evolving debate about race in America.

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In search of Black America: discovering the African-American dream

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Dent (journalism, New York Univ.) presents a detailed picture of many aspects of black American life at the end of the 20th century. Based on interviews conducted during the mid 1990s, his book takes ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Traditions
27
Day One
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Copyright

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David J. Dent, a professor of journalism at New York University, writes for many publications. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Essence, and Newsday. He lives in New York City with his wife, Valerie, and two children, Lynnette and David Jr.

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