ISBN-10:
1883982286
ISBN-13:
2901883982286
Pub. Date:
01/28/1999
Publisher:
Missouri History Museum Press
Ain't but a Place: An Anthology of African American Writings about St. Louis / Edition 1

Ain't but a Place: An Anthology of African American Writings about St. Louis / Edition 1

by Gerald Early

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ISBN-13: 2901883982286
Publisher: Missouri History Museum Press
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author


About the Editor

Gerald Early is currently the Merle King Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of numerous books, including The Culture of Bruising, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; most recently, he is the editor of Miles Davis and American Culture.

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Introductionxiii
I.Autobiographies and Memoirs
5
from Narrative of William Wells Brown, A Fugitive Slave
27
from Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House
34
from From the Darkness Cometh the Light; or, Struggles for Freedom
47
from From Tennessee Slave to St. Louis Entrepreneur: The Autobiography of James Thomas
55
57
59
from Ex-Slave Narratives
64
from Standing Fast: The Autobiography of Roy Wilkins
70
from Gloves, Glory, and God: An Autobiography
81
from Any Boy Can: The Archie Moore Story
93
from Sonny Liston: The Champ Nobody Wanted
102
from 20 Years Too Soon: Prelude to Major-League Integrated Baseball
121
from The Way It Is
134
from Stranger to the Game
144
from A Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete
152
from Josephine
166
from Chuck Berry: The Autobiography
184
from Nigger: An Autobiography
205
from Miles: The Autobiography
222
from I, Tina: My Life Story
228
from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
235
from South of Haunted Dreams: A Ride Through Slavery's Old Back Yard
244
from Daughters: On Family and Fatherhood
256
from A Long Way from St. Louie: Travel Memoirs
II.Historical and Cultural Documents, Essays, and Articles
267
from The Colored Aristocracy of St. Louis
280
"What I Have Lived to See"
"Moses Dickson: The Great Negro Organizer and Fraternal Society Leader"
285
from Manual of the International Order of Twelve, of Knights and Daughters of Tabor
294
from The Massacre of East St. Louis
300
"The Conspiracy of the East St. Louis Riots"
307
"The Debt St. Louis Owes Douglass University"
"On Entering Washington University"
Introduction from American Literature by Negro Authors
319
"The Negro's Armageddon"
324
from "The History of Homer G. Phillips Hospital"
328
from The History and Development of Homer G. Phillips Hospital
337
from Your St. Louis and Mine
347
"In Racial Matters in St. Louis `De Sun Do Move'"
350
"Katherine Dunham: A Talk with the Matriarch of Black Dance in America"
355
interview from "A Strong Seed Planted"
364
interview from "A Strong Seed Planted"
381
interview from "'That's the Way It Was': Human Responses to Racism in Everyday Life, 1900-1960"
387
from "The Best in Lifestyle"
from Kingsbury Place: The First Two Hundred Years
402
from "From Showboat to Symphony: A Study of Black Classical Musicians in St. Louis, 1920-1980"
413
"White Proud of Stint as NL Boss"
"Salukis' Gilmore Is Still Shooting after Being Hit in Drive-by Shooting"
"Star Takes Her Game to the Next Level--Below Studies"
419
"Mayor Vs. Chief; Feud Hurts City"
"In Teen's Slayings, Facts of Case not Cut and Dried"
"Living in City Has Advantages"
III.Fiction and Poetry
429
from God Sends Sunday
441
from The Tie That Binds: A Novel of a Youth Who Seeks To Understand Life
452
from Man Walking on Eggshells
458
from Be-Bop, Re-Bop
464
from Betsey Brown: A Novel
473
from Annotations
478
"Son of Msippi"
481
"Carry Over"
Prologue to "Milestone: The Birth of an Ancestor"
"Tale of Two Toms"
486
"Skulls Along the River"
494
"Neighborhoods"
"Monologue for Saint Louis"
496
"Mississippi River Poem"
500
"Black Bridge Blues"
"Dunham's Dance"
503
"Walking Home"
"Wet Streets Sleep"
506
"The Quiet Zone"
Acknowledgments509
Suggested Readings515

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