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Title Can anything beat white? : a Black family's letters / [edited by] Elisabeth Petry
Edition First edition
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 190 pages)
Series Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies
Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Contents Surviving the patterrollers -- The surrogate mother -- The wanderer -- Consumed by life -- Getting along swimmingly -- Setting the stage -- Writing for posterity from Hawaii -- Challenges at Atlanta University -- A lark a flyin' -- Achieving a dream
Summary Ann Petry (1908-1997) achieved prominence during a period in which few black women were published with regularity in America. Her novels, along with various short stories and non-fiction, poignantly described the struggles and triumphs of middle-class blacks living in primarily white communities. Petry's ancestors, the James family, served as inspiration for much of her fiction. This collection of more than four hundred family letters, edited by Petry's daughter, is an engaging portrait of black family life from the 1890s to the early twentieth century
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Subject Petry, Ann, 1908-1997 -- Family.
James family -- Correspondence.
African American families -- History -- Sources.
African American novelists -- Family relationships.
African Americans -- Correspondence.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships.
Form Electronic book
Author Petry, Elisabeth.
LC no. 2005005444
ISBN 1282917366
1617030686 (electronic bk.)
9781282917361
9781617030680 (electronic bk.)