The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

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by James Weldon Johnson
     
 

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Remarkable novel relates, through an anonymous narrator, events in the life of an American of mixed ethnicity whose exceptional abilities allow him to move freely in society—from the rural South to the urban North and eventually, Europe. A revolutionary work which not only probes the psychological aspects of 'passing for white' but also examines the American caste

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Remarkable novel relates, through an anonymous narrator, events in the life of an American of mixed ethnicity whose exceptional abilities allow him to move freely in society—from the rural South to the urban North and eventually, Europe. A revolutionary work which not only probes the psychological aspects of 'passing for white' but also examines the American caste and class system.

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"Alan Bomar Jones performs in a smooth voice." —AudioFile

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ISBN-13:
9780394415826
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/15/1933
Series:
American Century Ser.

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Goldsby is Professor of English and African American Studies at Yale University. She is the author of A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature, winner of the MLA’s William S. Scarborough Prize, and of the forthcoming Birth of the Cool: African American Literary Culture of the 1940s and 1950s.

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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (An African American Heritage Book) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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