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Manchild in the promised land

by Brown, Claude, 1937-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Knoxville Non-Fiction Collection E185.97.B86 A3 2012x
Location  CLP - Knoxville
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  E185.97.B86 A3 2012x
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E185.97.B86 A3 2012x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  E185.97.B86 A3 2012x
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 818 BROWN
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  818 BROWN
Manchild in the Promised Landis indeed one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time. This thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s.

When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem - the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humour. The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown's time, but also because the book is affirmative and inspiring. Here is the story about the one who "made it," the boy who kept landing on his feet and became a man.
Additional Information
Subjects Brown, Claude, -- 1937-
African Americans -- Biography.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Publisher New York :Scribner,2012
Edition 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, c1965. With new introduction.
Description 402 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781451626674
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