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Mississippi: An American Journey
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date February 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679777410
ISBN-10 0679777415
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
The author describes his quest to discover his parents' roots in rural Mississippi, exploring the proud--and shameful--culture that makes up his family's--and the state's--heritage. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

  To most Americans, Mississippi is not a state but a scar, the place where segregation took its ugliest form and struck most savagely at its challengers.  But to many Americans, Mississippi is also home.  And it is this paradox, with all its overtones of history and heartache, that Anthony Walton—whose parents escaped Mississippi for the relative civility of the Midwest—explores in this resonant and disquieting work of travel writing, history, and memoir.

Traveling from the Natchez Trace to the yawning cotton fields of the Delta and from plantation houses to air-conditioned shopping malls, Walton challenged us to see Mississippi's memories of comfort alongside its legacies of slavery and the Klan.  He weaves in the stories of his family, as well as those of patricians and sharecroppers, redneck demagogues and martyred civil rights workers, novelists and bluesmen, black and white. Mississippi is a national saga in brilliant microcosm, splendidly written and profoundly moving.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679446002
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (February 1, 1996)
9780679446002 | details & prices | 279 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $24.00
About: The author describes his quest to discover his parents' roots in rural Mississippi, exploring the proud--and shameful--culture that makes up his family's heritage
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679777410
 
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (February 1, 1997)
9780679777410 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The author describes his quest to discover his parents' roots in rural Mississippi, exploring the proud--and shameful--culture that makes up his family's heritage
Miscellaneous
from Vintage Books (December 30, 2008)
9780307488312 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $16.00
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439506738 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Raised in suburban Illinois in the 60s, a gifted student and athlete, Anthony Walton went on to Notre Dame and Brown into a career in journalism -- all the while convinced that racism, insofar as it still existed, was on the way out.

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