In Search of Black America: Discovering the African- American Dream  -     By: David J. Dent
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In Search of Black America: Discovering the African- American Dream

Simon & Schuster / 2000 / Paperback

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Noted journalist and professor David Dent spent five years crisscrossing America on a mission to expose prevalent myths and sterotypes. With tape recorder in hand, he stopped in Detroit; Washington, D.C.; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Gallipolis, Ohio; Seattle; Hampton Virginia; and many other places, documenting widespread diversity in the lives of the black ministry--middle and upper middle class African Americans. Peopled with an eclectic and insightful array of personalities, enriched by the author's journalistic candor, this important and timely book is an invaluable addition to the ever-evolving debate about race in American.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 413
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0743203054
ISBN-13: 9780743203050

Publisher's Description

A LANDMARK WORK THAT LOOKS AT THE LIVES OF
AFRICAN AMERICANS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES
ON THE EVE OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Noted journalist and professor David Dent spent five years crisscrossing America on a mission to expose prevalent myths and stereotypes. With tape recorder in hand, he stopped in Detroit; Washington, D.C.; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Gallipolis, Ohio; Seattle; Hampton, Virginia; and many other places, documenting widespread diversity in the lives of the black majority -- middle- and upper-middle-class African Americans. Peopled with an eclectic and insightful array of personalities, enriched by the author's journalistic candor, this important and timely book is an invaluable addition to the ever-evolving debate about race in America.

Author Bio

David J. Dent, a professor of journalism at New York University, writes for many publications. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Essence, and Newsday. He lives in New York City with his wife, Valerie, and two children, Lynnette and David Jr.

Editorial Reviews

James Miller Boston Sunday Globe Dent is a fine storyteller...with a good eye for significant detail and sensitivity to the nuances of his characters' speaking voices.
Laurence Washington Rocky Mountain News (Denver) Offers diverse and complex slices of black middle- and upper-middle-class life, a life ignored far too long, until now.
Michael E. Ross The New York Times Book Review Dent's survey of encounters reveals black Americans on a variety of roads less traveled, increasingly comfortable with their place in the world, stubborn in their refusal to be defined by the insistences of the greater society, more inclined to bootstraps than coattails as a way to success.

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