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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., Kojo William T. Jones Jr., Dolores Johnson (Editor)
 
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

Overview

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:
9780821415351
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Ethnicity & Gender In Appalach Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author


A professor of English at Marshall University, Dolores Johnson is the author of Not a Story to Be Told: Discourse, Race, and Myth in Huntington, West Virginia Newspapers, 1872 and 1972 and articles on teaching strategies for the multicultural classroom.

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