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

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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


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