Red, White, Black, and Blue: A Dual Memoir of Race and Class in Appalachia

Red, White, Black, and Blue: A Dual Memoir of Race and Class in Appalachia

by William M. Drennen Jr.
     
 

Both born in 1942, William Drennen and Kojo Jones grew up a mile from each other in Charleston, West Virginia, each witnessing a separate side of the racial politics of segregation and desegregation in the Appalachian state. Editor Johnson (English, Marshall U.) has combined the sections of their memoirs that shed light on the experiences of the two men in living with… See more details below

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Both born in 1942, William Drennen and Kojo Jones grew up a mile from each other in Charleston, West Virginia, each witnessing a separate side of the racial politics of segregation and desegregation in the Appalachian state. Editor Johnson (English, Marshall U.) has combined the sections of their memoirs that shed light on the experiences of the two men in living with their different racial and class backgrounds, one wealthy and white, the other middle class and black. She also adds her own contribution after the memoirs in the form of a socio-linguistic analysis of the two men's rhetoric on race. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821415368
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Ethnicity & Gender In Appalach Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Series Editor's Prefaceix
Authors' Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introductionxvii
Part 1.Where We Are Today
Chapter 1."Who the Hell Is Kojo?"3
Chapter 2."I Am Probably a Typical White Man"5
Part 2.Whence We Have Come
Chapter 3.Growing Up White9
Chapter 4.Growing Up Black43
Part 3.Where We Have Been
Chapter 5.Living Class73
Chapter 6.Living Race117
Part 4.How We See It Now
Chapter 7.A Reflection147
Chapter 8.Two Letters151
Part 5.Analysis
Chapter 9.The Language of Red, White, Black, and Blue157
Chapter 10.Mastering the Mix197
Appendix201
Bibliography207
Index211

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