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In search of Black America : discovering the African-American dream / David J. Dent.

By: Dent, David J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000Description: 413 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0684810727; 9780684810720.Subject(s): African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975- | African Americans -- Social life and customs | Middle class -- United States | African Americans -- InterviewsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: In search of Black America.DDC classification: 305.896/073 LOC classification: E185.86 | .D468 2000Other classification: MS 3450
Contents:
Traditions -- The Emancipation: Day One -- A Tradition's Feud -- Preparing For the Independence Day Parade -- The Parade Today -- The After Party -- Up From the River -- The Seekers -- The Town's Elite -- Fishing -- Morning in Hampton -- Campaign '94 -- Final Plays -- Fishing -- The Real Mckoy -- True Colors -- The Norm of No Color -- Mansion of the Dolls -- Soul and Cold Country -- Highway Preacher -- Dreams of Georgia -- The Girls of the Homey Crew -- The Ebony Towers -- A Spelman Sophomore -- Home -- The Graduate: The Mom -- Lelsure -- American Beach -- MaVynee -- Tuxedo Time -- Colored Balls and White Pins -- Alleys and Slopes -- Home -- The Ride Home.
Review: "In Search of Black America is a work that looks at the lives of African Americans throughout the United States. David Dent, a noted journalist and professor, set out on a cross-country road trip into the heart of black America with stops in Detroit; Washington, D.C.; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Gallipolis, Ohio; Seattle, Washington; Hampton, Virginia; and many other places, including Lawnside, New Jersey, a historically black town with strong roots and ties to the Underground Railroad." "Drawing from hundreds of hours of taped interviews and journalistic observation, Dent uncovers the widespread diversity of the lives of the black majority - middle and upper-middle-class African Americans. Along the way, Dent encounters a most eclectic and insightful array of characters. Through their lives, he not only examines and questions the most common American beliefs about race and politics but also explores issues that go beyond race and touch on social and moral questions that Americans of any hue confront."--BOOK JACKET.
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"In Search of Black America is a work that looks at the lives of African Americans throughout the United States. David Dent, a noted journalist and professor, set out on a cross-country road trip into the heart of black America with stops in Detroit; Washington, D.C.; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Gallipolis, Ohio; Seattle, Washington; Hampton, Virginia; and many other places, including Lawnside, New Jersey, a historically black town with strong roots and ties to the Underground Railroad." "Drawing from hundreds of hours of taped interviews and journalistic observation, Dent uncovers the widespread diversity of the lives of the black majority - middle and upper-middle-class African Americans. Along the way, Dent encounters a most eclectic and insightful array of characters. Through their lives, he not only examines and questions the most common American beliefs about race and politics but also explores issues that go beyond race and touch on social and moral questions that Americans of any hue confront."--BOOK JACKET.

Traditions -- The Emancipation: Day One -- A Tradition's Feud -- Preparing For the Independence Day Parade -- The Parade Today -- The After Party -- Up From the River -- The Seekers -- The Town's Elite -- Fishing -- Morning in Hampton -- Campaign '94 -- Final Plays -- Fishing -- The Real Mckoy -- True Colors -- The Norm of No Color -- Mansion of the Dolls -- Soul and Cold Country -- Highway Preacher -- Dreams of Georgia -- The Girls of the Homey Crew -- The Ebony Towers -- A Spelman Sophomore -- Home -- The Graduate: The Mom -- Lelsure -- American Beach -- MaVynee -- Tuxedo Time -- Colored Balls and White Pins -- Alleys and Slopes -- Home -- The Ride Home.

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Library Journal Review

After traveling throughout the country for four years, speaking to members of the middle class, Dent (journalism, New York University) has painted a candid portrait of how black Americans really live, revealing a diverse, large black middle-class and challenging many of our beliefs about race. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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David J. Dent, a professor of journalism at New York University, writes for many publications. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Essence, Emerge, The Christian Science Monitor, Vibe, Playboy, and Newsday. Dent, a contributing correspondent for Black Entertainment Television News, has also been an on-air television reporter in Nashville and Greensboro, North Carolina. He lives in New York City with his wife, Valerie, and two children, Lynnette and David Jr.

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