Against the Wall Poor, Young, Black, and Male

ISBN-10: 081222017X

ISBN-13: 9780812220179

Edition: 2008

Authors: Elijah Anderson, Cornel West

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List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 4/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Elijah Anderson is Charles & William L. Day Professor of the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Philadelphia with his family.

Professor, writer, and civil rights activist Cornel West was born on June 2, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Sacramento. He graduated from Harvard University in 1973 with an M.A. and later taught African-American studies there. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Haverford College, and Princeton University, the latter as professor of religion and director of African-American studies. West earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1980. He has written more than twenty books, including Race Matters and Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America.

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