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The Autobiography Of An Ex-Colored Man

James Weldon Johnson,

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ISBN 10: 1599867141 / ISBN 13: 9781599867144
Published by FQ Classics, 2007
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ISBN 1599867141. Hardback. No Dust jacket. Later Printing. Very Good Condition. Tight sound unmarked copy with minor rubs to edges and corners of covers. Bookseller Inventory # 165229

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Title: The Autobiography Of An Ex-Colored Man

Publisher: FQ Classics

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustjacket

Signed: No Signature

Edition: Later Edition

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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man was written by James Weldon Johnson who was an important 20th century author, journalist and poet. As one of the early American civil rights leaders he became a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. This classic publication is James Weldon Johnson's autobiography, and is an excellent resource for those learning about the earliest days of the civil rights movement and a classic tale of how an individual can overcome and achieve what they set their mind to.

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One of the most prominent African-Americans of his time, James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was a successful lawyer, educator, social reformer, songwriter, and critic. But it was as a poet and novelist that he achieved lasting fame.
Among his most famous works, "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man "in many ways parallels Johnson's own remarkable life. First published in 1912, the novel relates, through an anonymous narrator, events in the life of an American of mixed ethnicity whose exceptional abilities and ambiguous appearance allow him unusual social mobility--from the rural South to the urban North and eventually to Europe.
A radical departure from earlier books by black authors, this pioneering work not only probes the psychological aspects of "passing for white" but also examines the American caste and class system. The human drama is powerful and revealing--from the narrator's persistent battles with personal demons to his firsthand observations of a Southern lynching and the mingling of races in New York's bohemian atmosphere at the turn of the century.
Revolutionary for its time, the" Autobiography" remains both an unrivaled example of black expression and a major contribution to American literature.

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