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Synopsis: This monumental history traces the rise of a resolute African American family (the author's own) from privation to the middle class. In doing so, it explodes the stereotypes that have shaped and distorted our thinking about African Americans--both in slavery and in freedom.
Beginning with John Robert Bond, who emigrated from England to fight in the Union Army during the Civil War and married a recently freed slave, Alexander shows three generations of Bonds as they take chances and break new ground.
From Victorian England to antebellum Virginia, from Herman Melville's New England to the Jim Crow South, from urban race riots to the battlefields of World War I, this fascinating chronicle sheds new light on eighty crucial years in our nation's troubled history. The Bond family's rise from slavery, their interaction with prominent figures such as W. E. B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington, and their eventual, uneasy realization of the American dream shed a great deal of light on our nation's troubled heritage.
Review: John Robert Bond, son of a white Englishwoman and a black laborer on the Liverpool waterfront, became a sailor in the American Union Navy and married Emma Thomas, a Virginia woman born into slavery, in 1865. Chronicling their lives and those of their children and grandchildren, the author (their great-granddaughter Adele Logan Alexander) presents a dramatic family saga intertwined with a sweeping account of the black experience in America from 1846, the year of John's birth, to 1926, when Emma died at age 80. Most of the Bonds were talented, determined, and successful beyond the norm--John and Emma's progeny included a prosperous businessman and a Radcliffe graduate who was a close friend of W.E.B. Du Bois--but Alexander firmly links their story to the struggles and suffering of all African Americans, delineating with blistering matter-of-factness the galling restrictions they faced every day in every generation. Alexander, a professor of history at George Washington University, provides a bracingly unsentimental perspective on events as big as the Civil War and as seemingly small as the installation of a new sewer system in Dedham, Massachusetts. She writes American history with a refreshing difference, reminding us of the richness that oft-maligned "multiculturalism" brings to our intellectual life. --Wendy Smith
Title: Homelands and Waterways: The American ...
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Book Description Vintage, 2000. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP77839929
Book Description Vintage, 2000. Condition: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP11509315
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0679758712I4N00
Book Description Condition: Good. USED; all items are donated and listed in the condition received. Shipped M-F in safe and secure bubble mailer. The cover has little markings, dings, and wear. Corners have dings and wear. Creasing, curling, or bending of the covers. The pages show little markings, dings and wear. Creasing and curling of some pages. Seller Inventory # 4J2HM0000GTK
Book Description Vintage, 2000. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0679758712-2-4
Book Description Vintage. Condition: Good. Paperback This item shows wear from consistent use but remains in good readable condition. It may have marks on or in it, and may show other signs of previous use or shelf wear. May have minor creases or signs of wear on dust jacket. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Seller Inventory # X-023-0451
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Book Description Vintage Books. Condition: Very Good. 2000. Paperback. Clean copy. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # KEX0237255
Book Description Vintage Books, 2000. Condition: Very Good. 2000. Paperback. Clean copy. . . . . . Seller Inventory # KEX0237255
Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. 0679758712 Crisp clean unmarked unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers. NICE!. Seller Inventory # Z0679758712Z2