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12 Million Black Voices

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ISBN-10: 1560254467

ISBN-13: 9781560254461

Edition: 2002

Authors: Richard Wright, Douglas Brinkley, Noel Ignatiev, Michael Eric Dyson, David Bradley

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The author of Native Son paired with three photographers in the 1930s tohronicle black life in America and this book was the result--a vividortrait of African-American life, from sharecroppers in Mississippi totorefront churches in Harlem. Reprint.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 166
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Richard Wright was generally thought of as one of the most gifted contemporary African American writers until the rise of James Baldwin. "With Wright, the pain of being a Negro is basically economic---its sight is mainly in the pocket. With Baldwin, the pain suffuses the whole man. . . . If Baldwin's sights are higher than Wright's, it is in part because Wright helped to raise them" (Time). Wright was born on a plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, the son of a sharecropper. At the age of 15, he started to work in Memphis, then in Chicago, then "bummed all over the country," supporting himself by various odd jobs. His early writing was in the smaller magazines---first poetry, then prose. He…    

Douglas Brinkley was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 14, 1960. He received a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1989. He was a professor at Tulane University, Princeton University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Hofstra University, and the University of New Orleans. In 2007, he became a professor at Rice University and the James Baker Institute for Public Policy. He is a commentator for CBS News and a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair. His first book, Jean Monnet: The Path to European Unity, was published in 1992. His other works include Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the…    

Noel Ignatiev, born in Philadelphia in 1940, attended Penn State and Harvard universities. He is co-editor (with John Garvey) of Race Traitor, an abolitionist magazine. His 1995 book, How the Irish Became White describes the change in the status of Irish immigrants in America in the early 1800s.

David Bradley is a Reader at the University of Surrey, Secretary of the International Radiation Physics Society and edits the journal Applied Radiation and Isotopes. His research interests concern photon scattering, radioanalytical techniques for determination of trace element concentrations and the development of synchrotron techniques for the characterisation of media.

Foreword
Introduction
Preface
Our Strange Birth
Inheritors of Slavery
Death on the City Pavements
Men in the Making
About the Photographs