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WORKIN' ON THE CHAIN GANG: Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An eloquent if clichéd essay on black and white Americans' slavery to the economy. Mosley has evolved from the chronicler of detective Easy Rawlins to a short story writer (Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, 1997) and a significant African-American thinker (Black Genius, 1999). His thesis in this manifesto is not Marxist, but it borrows a figure from Marx: All members of our ... Read full review

Workin' on the chain gang: shaking off the dead hand of history

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Best-selling African American novelist Mosley has written a heartfelt broadside attacking what he calls the "chains that define our range of motion." These restraints range from the profit-hungry ... Read full review

Review: Workin' on the Chain Gang: Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History

User Review  - Diann Blakely - Goodreads

Ballantine, in its Library of Contemporary Thought series, commissioned Walter Mosley to write about race and economics at the millennium. The result is this brief but exhilaratingly impassioned ... Read full review

Review: Workin' on the Chain Gang: Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History

User Review  - Geri Palmer - Goodreads

Absolutely on point! No better book to share that African American history is really a part of America's sordid past. Let's learn from the past so that we are integral in helping to create real social and economic justice. Read full review


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