Civil Wars

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In Civil Wars, June Jordan's battleground is the intersection of private and public reality, which she explores through a blending of personal reflection and political analysis. From journal entries on the line between poetry and politics and a discussion of language and power in "White" versus "Black" English to First Amendment issues, children's rights, Black studies, American violence, and sexuality, Jordan documents the very personal ways in which she meshes with the social issues of modern-day life in this ...
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Overview

In Civil Wars, June Jordan's battleground is the intersection of private and public reality, which she explores through a blending of personal reflection and political analysis. From journal entries on the line between poetry and politics and a discussion of language and power in "White" versus "Black" English to First Amendment issues, children's rights, Black studies, American violence, and sexuality, Jordan documents the very personal ways in which she meshes with the social issues of modern-day life in this country.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684814049
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • Edition description: 1st Touchstone ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
One Way of Beginning This Book
1 Testimony (1964) 3
2 Letter to Michael (1964) 16
3 Letter to R. Buckminster Fuller (1964) 23
4 The Voice of the Children (1967) 29
5 On Listening: A Good Way to Hear (1967) 39
6 Black Studies: Bringing Back the Person (1969) 45
7 White English/Black English: The Politics of Translation (1972) 59
8 American Violence and the Holy Loving Spirit (1972) 74
9 Whose Burden? (1974) 78
10 Notes Toward a Black Balancing of Love and Hatred (1974) 84
11 On the Occasion of a Clear and Present Danger at Yale (1975) 90
12 Notes of a Barnard Dropout (1975) 96
13 Angola: A Victory and a Promise (1976) 103
14 Declaration of an Independence I Would Just as Soon Not Have (1976) 115
15 Thinking about My Poetry (1977) 122
16 Old Stories: New Lives (1978) 130
17 Where Is the Love? (1978) 140
18 Against the Wall (1978) 147
19 In the Valley of the Shadow of Death (1978) 150
20 Black History as Myth (1979) 163
21 Beyond Apocalypse Now (1980) 169
22 Civil Wars (1980) 178
Permissions 189
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