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Drylongso: A Self-Portrait of Black America
In writing his Self-Portrait of Black America, anthropologist, folklorist, and humanist John Gwaltney went in search of “Core Black People”—the ordinary men and women who make up black America—and asked them to define their culture. Their responses, recorded in Drylongso, are to American oral history what blues and jazz are to American music. If the people in William H. Jo...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by New Press, The
(first published July 12th 1980)
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This was a very enlightening book. It did make me sad and, of course, I felt guilty for being a white person even though my family did not come to America from Germany until right before World War II. The interviews were done in the 60's to 70's - I would love to see an updated copy of this book.