Blue as the Lake: A Personal Geographyby Robert B. Stepto
Blue as the Lake maps out an African-American landscape unique in American literature. From Idlewild, the black resort on Lake Michigan where he vacationed as a child with his grandparents, to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, Robert Stepto traces a history of generations finding and making a home. His family lore careens through American history- we meet a black regiment in World War I; legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins, and Inabel Burns, pioneering feminist and great-granddaughter of slaves.
Beautifully and intimately rendered, Stepto's memoir is a stunning meditation on what it means to be American.
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Meet the Author
Robert B. Stepto, author of From Behind the Veil, is professor of English, American Studies, and Afro-American Studies at Yale University. He lives in Woodbridge, Connecticut.
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