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Product Description: Beautiful, high-stepping Yoruba of Harlem is invited to the annual cotillion thrown by African American high society of Queens. Caught between the indifference of her father, the excitement of her social-climbing mother, and her prodigal boyfriend's militancy, Yoruba persuades her sister debutantes to challenge the aging doyennes in one of the most sidesplitting scenes in American literature...read more
By John Oliver Killens and Alexs D. Pate (foreword by)

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9781566891196 | Coffee House Pr, June 1, 2002, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Beautiful, high-stepping Yoruba of Harlem is invited to the annual cotillion thrown by African American high society of Queens.

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Product Description: John Oliver Killens's landmark novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression. Its large cast of powerfully affecting characters includes Joe Youngblood, a tragic figure of heroic physical strength; Laurie Lee, his beautiful and strong-willed wife; Richard Myles, a young high school teacher from New York; and Robby, the Youngbloods' son, who takes the large risk of becoming involved in the labor movement...read more

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9780820322018 | Reissue edition (Univ of Georgia Pr, April 1, 2000), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: John Oliver Killens's landmark novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression.
9780820306025 | Univ of Georgia Pr, April 1, 1982, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: This novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression.

Offers a compilation of fiction, poetry, essays, criticism, and articles to explore issues in the post civil-rights South.

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9780451625434 | Mentor Books, April 1, 1999, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Offers a compilation of fiction, poetry, essays, criticism, and articles to explore issues in the post civil-rights South.

A collection by Black Southern authors

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9780452010963 | Meridian Books, December 1, 1992, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A collection by Black Southern authors

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Product Description: Beautiful, high-stepping Yoruba of Harlem is invited to the annual cotillion thrown by African American high society of Queens. Caught between the indifference of her father, the excitement of her social-climbing mother, and her prodigal boyfriend's militancy, Yoruba persuades her sister debutantes to challenge the aging doyennes in one of the most sidesplitting scenes in American literature...read more

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9780345351647 | Reprint edition (Ballantine Books, March 1, 1990), cover price $4.99 | About this edition: Beautiful, high-stepping Yoruba of Harlem is invited to the annual cotillion thrown by African American high society of Queens.

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A fictionalized account of the life of the Russian writer relates his rebellious youth, the political activities that resulted in a period of exile, and the impact of his African ancestry on his writing

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9780814320464 | Wayne State Univ Pr, September 1, 1989, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A fictionalized account of the life of the Russian writer relates his rebellious youth, the political activities that resulted in a period of exile, and the impact of his African ancestry on his writing

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Current racial conditions are the central concern of a novel set in Mississippi and New York

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9780938410553 | Thunder''s Mouth Pr, May 1, 1988, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Current racial conditions are the central concern of a novel set in Mississippi and New York

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In an attempt to 'make something of himself', Solly Saunders finds himself touring Indochina during World War II and must confront racism and hatred as well as hostile enemies

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9780882581156 | Reprint edition (Howard Univ Pr, May 1, 1984), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In an attempt to 'make something of himself', Solly Saunders finds himself touring Indochina during World War II and must confront racism and hatred as well as hostile enemies

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Retells the life of the legendary steel driver of early railroad days who challenged the steam hammer to a steel driving contest.

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9780316492782 | Little Brown & Co, April 1, 1975, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: An imaginary life of the legendary black folk hero, from his hell-raising birth in a Chittling Switch, Alabama, cotton field to his death-dealing duel with a steam drill

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