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The Resource Walking on water : Black American lives at the turn of the twenty-first century, Randall Kenan

Walking on water : Black American lives at the turn of the twenty-first century, Randall Kenan

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Walking on water : Black American lives at the turn of the twenty-first century
Title
Walking on water
Title remainder
Black American lives at the turn of the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Randall Kenan
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Let the Dead Bury Their Dead comes a group portrait of African Americans at the turn of the twenty-first century. In a blend of oral history and travel writing, Randall Kenan sets out to answer a question that has long fascinated him: What does it mean to be black in America today? To find the answers, Kenan traveled America--from Alaska to Louisiana, from Maine to Las Vegas--over the course of six years, interviewing nearly two hundred African Americans from every conceivable walk of life. We meet a Republican congressman and an AIDS activist; a Baptist minister in Mormon Utah and an ambitious public-relations major in North Dakota; militant activists in Atlanta and movie folks in Los Angeles. The result is a sharp, full picture of contemporary African American lives and experiences
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kenan, Randall
Dewey number
305.8/00973
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.K375 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mazal Holocaust Collection
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  • United States
  • Canada
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Kenan, Randall
  • Kenan, Randall
  • African Americans
  • Kenan, Randall
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Travel
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Negers
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Ethnische Beziehung
  • Schwarze
  • Kanada
  • USA
Label
Walking on water : Black American lives at the turn of the twenty-first century, Randall Kenan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 645-660) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Come out the wilderness -- 1: In Thoreau's backyard -- Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts: once upon an Eden -- Burlington, Vermont: where two or three are gathered in my name -- Bangor, Maine: many hundred gone -- 2: The great big middle -- Buffalo, New York: lake effect -- Idlewild, Michigan: the snowbirds -- Madison, Wisconsin: something like the future -- Chicago, Illinois: my own private Chicago -- St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota: what is the question? -- Grand Forks, North Dakota: "how old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?" -- Coeur d'Alene, Idaho: fight no more forever -- 3: The ice mystique -- Maidstone and North Battleford, Saskatchewan: by the big gulley -- Anchorage, Alaska: cold hands and fiery hearts -- 4: Our still-frontier -- Seattle, Washington: city on the edge of forever -- San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and Allensworth, California: the there there -- 5: Promised lands -- Las Vegas, Nevada, the American city -- Salt Lake City, Utah: upon this desert -- Cheyenne, Wyoming: and still I rise -- Denver, Colorado: destiny made manifest -- 6: Night song after death -- Lafayette, Louisiana: Zydeco who? -- Atlanta and St. Simons Island, Georgia: walking on water -- 7: Home to a very strange place -- Cyberspace, North Carolina: where am I black? -- New York, New York: blackness on my mind
Control code
ocm39763413
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 670 pages
Isbn
9780679737889
Lccn
98041730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39763413
Label
Walking on water : Black American lives at the turn of the twenty-first century, Randall Kenan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 645-660) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Come out the wilderness -- 1: In Thoreau's backyard -- Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts: once upon an Eden -- Burlington, Vermont: where two or three are gathered in my name -- Bangor, Maine: many hundred gone -- 2: The great big middle -- Buffalo, New York: lake effect -- Idlewild, Michigan: the snowbirds -- Madison, Wisconsin: something like the future -- Chicago, Illinois: my own private Chicago -- St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota: what is the question? -- Grand Forks, North Dakota: "how old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?" -- Coeur d'Alene, Idaho: fight no more forever -- 3: The ice mystique -- Maidstone and North Battleford, Saskatchewan: by the big gulley -- Anchorage, Alaska: cold hands and fiery hearts -- 4: Our still-frontier -- Seattle, Washington: city on the edge of forever -- San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and Allensworth, California: the there there -- 5: Promised lands -- Las Vegas, Nevada, the American city -- Salt Lake City, Utah: upon this desert -- Cheyenne, Wyoming: and still I rise -- Denver, Colorado: destiny made manifest -- 6: Night song after death -- Lafayette, Louisiana: Zydeco who? -- Atlanta and St. Simons Island, Georgia: walking on water -- 7: Home to a very strange place -- Cyberspace, North Carolina: where am I black? -- New York, New York: blackness on my mind
Control code
ocm39763413
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 670 pages
Isbn
9780679737889
Lccn
98041730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39763413

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