The House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place

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University of Nebraska Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
Mindy Thompson Fullilove offers a series of meditations on her remarkable family and the places where they have lived. She lovingly recalls her parents: her father, a black leader of the labor movement, and her mother, a white woman whose boundless generosity was always in conflict with the racial divisions of the world around her. "Place" is a major actor in her family story, and in the course of bringing the backgrounds of six generations into the foreground, Fullilove uncovers the many lives—her own included—that are rooted in those places.

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A radiant and insightful collection of personal essays which meditate upon the importance of place in the development of character. Fullilove (a professor of psychiatry and public health at Columbia ... Read full review

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Fullilove (psychiatry, Columbia Univ.) discusses the importance of a sense of place in what turns out to be more of a biography of herself and her family than a sociological study. She begins with her ... Read full review


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Mindy Thompson Fullilove is a professor of clinical psychiatry and public health at Columbia University and a research psychiatrist for the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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