The Resource An integrated boyhood : coming of age in white Cleveland, Phillip M. Richards, (electronic resource)

An integrated boyhood : coming of age in white Cleveland, Phillip M. Richards, (electronic resource)

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An integrated boyhood : coming of age in white Cleveland
Title
An integrated boyhood
Title remainder
coming of age in white Cleveland
Statement of responsibility
Phillip M. Richards
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Language
eng
Summary
The memoir of a bookish black youth in mid-twentieth century Cleveland. When Phillip M. Richards graduated from Yale in 1972, he had fulfilled his parents' dreams. Like many other black Clevelanders of their generation, they had come up from the South in the late forties and moved from neighborhood to neighborhood in search of better schools. As they followed bourgeois African Americans' circular migration from Mt. Pleasant to Lee Harvard to South Taylor Road and finally to Forest Hills, Richards's parents provided him with all of what they called "the good situations": major work, classes at the Institute of Music, Boy Scouts, and education at University School-which midcentury Cleveland could offer its most ambitious new black residents. In An Integrated Boyhood, Richards candidly describes how this exemplary middle-class Cleveland sojourn left him hopelessly confused and dislocated at the very moment of his parents' triumph. His narrative of success provides the background to a more private turmoil: Richards's struggle to read the shifting meanings of his privileged experience amid the city's shifting racial lines, the fringe on the Left, the tumult of rising black consciousness, and the fears of nervous white suburban neighbors. This coming-of-age story sings the undersong of an older generation's hard-won success. Like all black Clevelanders, Richards was forced to struggle for his understanding of the city's-and his own-endless racial confusion in the midst of frightening historical change. It is this reality that recurs throughout Richards's memoir: the early encounters of a scared, bookish African American boy from Mt. Pleasant with what can only be described as the real world
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1950-
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Richards, Phillip M.
Dewey number
977.1/043092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Voices of diversity
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  • Richards, Phillip M
  • African Americans
  • Middle class African Americans
  • African American college teachers
  • Electronic books
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
Target audience
adult
Label
An integrated boyhood : coming of age in white Cleveland, Phillip M. Richards, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612779829
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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11751343
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MWT11751343
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
An integrated boyhood : coming of age in white Cleveland, Phillip M. Richards, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612779829
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11751343
Publisher number
MWT11751343
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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