Shelter

Shelter
Title Shelter PDF eBook
Author Lawrence Jackson
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2022-04-19
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1644450836

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Touching upon such topics as fatherhood, race, and faith, this collection of essays describes the author's struggles in 2016 to make a home in Baltimore, a place that eventually became the foundation for him to explore his personal and spiritual history, as well as the city's untold stories.

Shelter

Shelter
Title Shelter PDF eBook
Author Lawrence Jackson
Publisher Graywolf Press
Pages 322
Release 2022-04-19
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 1644451735

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*A Kirkus Best Book of 2022* A stirring consideration of homeownership, fatherhood, race, faith, and the history of an American city. In 2016, Lawrence Jackson accepted a new job in Baltimore, searched for schools for his sons, and bought a house. It would all be unremarkable but for the fact that he had grown up in West Baltimore and now found himself teaching at Johns Hopkins, whose vexed relationship to its neighborhood, to the city and its history, provides fodder for this captivating memoir in essays. With sardonic wit, Jackson describes his struggle to make a home in the city that had just been convulsed by the uprising that followed the murder of Freddie Gray. His new neighborhood, Homeland—largely White, built on racial covenants—is not where he is “supposed” to live. But his purchase, and his desire to pass some inheritance on to his children, provides a foundation for him to explore his personal and spiritual history, as well as Baltimore’s untold stories. Each chapter is a new exploration: a trip to the Maryland shore is an occasion to dilate on Frederick Douglass’s complicated legacy; an encounter at a Hopkins shuttle-bus stop becomes a meditation on public transportation and policing; and Jackson’s beleaguered commitment to his church opens a pathway to reimagine an urban community through jazz. Shelter is an extraordinary biography of a city and a celebration of our capacity for domestic thriving. Jackson’s story leans on the essay to contain the raging absurdity of Black American life, establishing him as a maverick, essential writer.

Shelter

Shelter
Title Shelter PDF eBook
Author James Reed
Publisher
Pages 36
Release 2006
Genre
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Who's who Among African Americans

Who's who Among African Americans
Title Who's who Among African Americans PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 1510
Release 2008
Genre African Americans
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School Library Journal

School Library Journal
Title School Library Journal PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 1598
Release 1986
Genre Children's libraries
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America, History and Life

America, History and Life
Title America, History and Life PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 900
Release 1997
Genre Canada
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books
Title Forthcoming Books PDF eBook
Author Rose Arny
Publisher
Pages 1850
Release 1989
Genre American literature
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