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Author : DeWayne Wickham
ISBN : 0801854024
Genre : Fiction
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The author was just eight years old when his father murdered his mother and them killed himself. Woodholme is his poignant memoir about growing up haunted by this traumatic event, and how he eventually overcame the reality of their loss. Gracefully written and wryly humorous, this is an evocative portrait of growing up black in the '60s, a sensitive exploration of paternalism and paternity, and a deeply moving story of self-discovery.
Category: Fiction

The Great Uprising

Author : Peter B. Levy
ISBN : 9781108422406
Genre : History
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Offers a rich description of the impact of the 1960s race riots in the United States whose legacy still haunts the nation.
Category: History

Bill Clinton And Black America

Author : DeWayne Wickham
ISBN : 0345450337
Genre : Political Science
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While white Americans were evenly divided about Bill Clinton’s impeachment ninety percent of African-Americans opposed it. Now from a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists comes a groundbreaking new book that explores the deep and unique connection between the former president and the black community–in the words of journalists, celebrities, academics, and other thoughtful Americans. Going well beyond mere TV punditry, luminaries such as Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Bill Gray, Kweisi Mfume, and Alice Randall, as well as ordinary citizens, offer insight into why African-Americans for the first time saw themselves in the soul of a president–Whether it was the large African-American presence in his administration, his perceived legal persecutions, his personal style, or his lasting yet tumultuous marriage–and why that kinship has sweeping cultural implications. Bill Clinton’s actions, associations, and essence are all analyzed in light of their effect on and appeal to this crucial constituency. Much-awaited and long overdue, Bill Clinton and Black America features fascinating, provocative interpretations of the special relationship between the black people and this extraordinary man who, when his presidency ended, moved his office from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue–White America’s most famous address–to Harlem’s 125th Street–the heart of Black America. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Political Science