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The Resource Ain't but a place : an anthology of African American writings about St. Louis, edited and with an introduction by Gerald Early

Ain't but a place : an anthology of African American writings about St. Louis, edited and with an introduction by Gerald Early

Label
Ain't but a place : an anthology of African American writings about St. Louis
Title
Ain't but a place
Title remainder
an anthology of African American writings about St. Louis
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Gerald Early
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This collection of fiction and poetry, memoirs and autobiography, history and journalism illuminates the African American experience in St. Louis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--Jacket
  • "This collection of fiction and poetry, memoirs and autobiography, history and journalism illuminates the African American experience in St. Louis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--BOOK JACKET
  • "Gerald Early writes in the introduction to "Ain't But a Place": An Anthology of African American Writings about St. Louis, "An impressive amount of artistic energy is generated in St. Louis, and the source of a good deal of that energy is its African American citizenry." Although the majority of writers and entertainers left St. Louis "to engage their muse and quarrel with American culture from another location," the experience gained from the St. Louis region has remained prominent in the expressions. "Ain't But a Place" captures voices that comprise the African American experience in St. Louis over the past two hundred years. This rich collection spans a variety of genres to include the words of such notables as freed slaves and abolitionists William Wells Brown and Lucy Delaney, sports greats Bob Gibson, Henry Armstrong, and Jackie Joyner Kersee; entertainers Dick Gregory, Miles Davis, Chuck Berry, and Tina Turner; and writers Eddy Harris, Ntozake Shange, Quincy Troupe, and Eugene Redmond. "Ain't But a Place" makes ideal reading for the student of African American culture, as well as anyone interested in the formative experiences of some of this regions most influential individuals."--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
977.8/6600496073
Index
no index present
LC call number
F474.S29
LC item number
N423 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Early, Gerald Lyn
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
Label
Ain't but a place : an anthology of African American writings about St. Louis, edited and with an introduction by Gerald Early
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 515)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39498682
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 515 pages
Isbn
9781883982270
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98034124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Ain't but a place : an anthology of African American writings about St. Louis, edited and with an introduction by Gerald Early
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 515)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39498682
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 515 pages
Isbn
9781883982270
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98034124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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