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Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin

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In the illuminating language of memory, Deborah McDowell tells the story of her family, living a segregated life in Bessemer, Alabama, where her father worked at U.S. Foundry and Pipe, nicknamed Pipe Shop. Through the intimate details of their daily lives, she shows us how civil rights affected a working-class town, among three generations of women and men. McDowell moving ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 17th 1998 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published September 1998)
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I read this for a history class but it is one of my favorite books. A professor's memoirs of growing up in the South during the Civil Rights movement.
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