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Simple's Uncle Sam With a New Introduction by Akiba Sullivan Harper

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ISBN-10: 0809086816

ISBN-13: 9780809086818

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Langston Hughes, Akiba Sullivan Harper

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Langston Hughes's most beloved character comes back to life in this extraordinary collection Langston Hughes is best known as a poet, but he was also a prolific writer of theater, autobiography, and fiction. None of his creations won the hearts and minds of his readers as did Jesse B. Semple, better known as "Simple." Simple speaks as an Everyman for African Americans in Uncle Sam's America. With great wit, he expounds on topics as varied as women, Gospel music, and sports heroes--but always keeps one foot planted in the realm of politics and race. In recent years, readers have been able to appreciate Simple's situational humor as well as his poignant questions about social injustice in…    
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List price: $19.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 5/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes, one of the foremost black writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. Hughes briefly attended Columbia University before working numerous jobs including busboy, cook, and steward. While working as a busboy, he showed his poems to American poet Vachel Lindsay, who helped launch his career. He soon obtained a scholarship to Lincoln University and had several works published. Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. In addition to the black dialect, he incorporated the rhythms of jazz and the blues into his poetry. While many recognized his talent, many blacks…    

Censusp. 1
Swinging Highp. 4
Contestp. 9
Empty Housesp. 12
The Bluesp. 17
God's other Sidep. 19
Color Problemsp. 23
The Moonp. 27
Domesticatedp. 30
Bomb Sheltersp. 33
Gospel Singersp. 37
Nothing But a Dogp. 43
Roots and Treesp. 46
For Presidentp. 51
Atomic Dreamp. 54
Lost Wifep. 57
Self-Protectionp. 60
Haircuts and Parisp. 63
Adventurep. 66
Minnie's Hypep. 69
Yachtsp. 71
Ladyhoodp. 74
Coffee Breakp. 80
Lynn Clarissep. 83
Interviewp. 87
Simply Simplep. 90
Golden Gatep. 94
Junkiesp. 98
Dog Daysp. 103
Pose-Outsp. 107
Soul Foodp. 110
Flay or Pray?p. 118
Not Coloredp. 121
Cracker Prayerp. 124
Rude Awakeningp. 127
Miss Bossp. 133
Dr. Sidesaddlep. 136
Wigs for Freedomp. 139
Concernmentp. 146
Statutes and Statuesp. 153
American Dilemmap. 157
Promulgationsp. 160
How Old is Old?p. 165
Weight in Goldp. 168
Sympathyp. 171
Uncle Samp. 176
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