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In Search of Black America: Discovering the African-American Dream | [David Dent]

In Search of Black America: Discovering the African-American Dream

From noted journalist and professor David Dent comes this poignant and fascinating survey of contemporary African-American life. In Search of Black America is compilation of eclectic personalities and rare insights. Dent spent five years researching and travelling across the continent interviewing America’s black middle-class.
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From noted journalist and professor David Dent comes this poignant and fascinating survey of contemporary African-American life. In Search of Black America is compilation of eclectic personalities and rare insights. Dent spent five years researching and travelling across the continent interviewing America’s black middle-class. Filled with stories of real people and real places, this book examines the many ways in which blacks have carved out their own niche and emerged from the shadow of a racist history. With Dion Graham’s thoughtful, informative narration, In Search of Black America provides a major contribution to the ongoing discourse on race in America.

©2000 David J. Dent (P)2001 Recorded Books,LLC

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    Gil Los Angeles, CA, USA 01-11-14
    Gil Los Angeles, CA, USA 01-11-14 Member Since 2007
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    Yes, I would listen to In Search of Black America again. It was very informative .


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    I liked learning different perspectives of other people in the U.S. on the similar topics.


    What about Dion Graham’s performance did you like?

    Great. I thought his ability to read and give life to each character was outstanding.


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    Blake Portland, OR, United States 03-12-13
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    "A mind expanding journey through black America"

    Though this book is quite dated (most of the stories taking place in the mid 1990's), the range of different characters and perspectives is mind expanding. The author travels to historically black towns and spends time with some fascinating characters from the black middle, upper and working class. From the art collecting doctors in Detroit to the bounty hunter from New Jersey to the rodeo promoter from Chicago, the author gets a wide range of perspectives on being black in America. It's a cast of human beings that defy catagories and stereotypes and are sure to expand your outlook on race relations and racial politics in America.

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