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Johnson, Charles 1948-

Works: 121 works in 444 publications in 8 languages and 27,469 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Sea stories  Adventure stories  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PS3560.O3735, 813.54
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Middle passage by Charles Johnson( Book )
58 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,301 libraries worldwide
A freed slave escapes his bad debts in New Orleans by stowing away on a slave ship en route to Africa
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Charles Johnson( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,113 libraries worldwide
The history of slavery is chronicled through the eyes of slaves, from their landing in Jamestown to the Civil War
Dreamer : a novel by Charles Johnson( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,291 libraries worldwide
On the road with Martin Luther King, his wife and his two assistants. One is a look-alike decoy, a Korean War veteran who considers the pacifism of the civil rights movement naive. The novel describes harrowing scenes at the receiving end of hate. By the author of Middle Passage
King : the photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Charles Johnson( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
"King is the first true photobiography of a hero's journey. Never before has Martin Luther King's life been so richly chronicled from so many different points of view. A powerful array of photographic images combined with text by writer Charles Johnson, a National Book Award winner, detail the pivotal events of King's public life - as well as life with his family - in a rich and stirring format. Johnson writes, "How soon we forget that King was not only a civil rights activist, but also this country's preeminent moral philosopher, a spiritual aspirant, a father and husband, and that these diverse roles - these multiple dimensions of his too brief life - were the foundations for his singular 'dream' that inspired millions worldwide." Here, then, we see Martin Luther King, Jr., in all his aspects: as husband and father, powerful preacher, courageous leader of the civil rights movement, martyr for the cause of racial justice, and finally American icon."--Jacket
Being & race : Black writing since 1970 by Charles Johnson( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
Class of 1967 alumnus, Charles Johnson, examines contemporary African-American fiction
Oxherding tale by Charles Johnson( Book )
37 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
Illustrates an individual's desperate flight from slavery in the antebellum South in which bondage is spiritual as well as physical, sexual as well as racial
Faith and the good thing by Charles Johnson( Book )
21 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 911 libraries worldwide
Faith Cross, a beautiful and purely innocent young black woman, is told by her dying mother to go and get herself "a good thing." Thus begins an extraordinary pilgrim's progress that takes Faith from the magic and mysticism of the rural South to the promises and perils of modern-day Chicago. It is an odyssey that propels Faith from the degradation of prostitution, drugs, and drink into a faceless middle-class reality, and finally into a searing tragedy that ironically leads to the discovery of the real Good Thing. National Book Award-winner Charles Johnson's first novel, originally published in 1974, puts the life-affirming soul of the African-American experience at the summit of American storytelling
The sorcerer's apprentice by Charles Johnson( Book )
23 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
Evanston graduate, Johnson, interweaves the real and the surreal in these eight tales of transformations and metamorphoses
Middle passage by Charles Johnson( file )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave travels to New Orleans only to discover that nothing but misery awaits him in the big city. As he contemplates his life, he decides that the sea holds his interest and boards the first available ship that sets sail. Soon he learns that he has boarded a slave ship enrote to Africa to collect members of a legendary tribe. The voyage is harrowing, but seeing the captured men shackled and imprisoned drives him to insanity. What follows could cost him his life
Dr. King's refrigerator and other bedtime stories by Charles Johnson( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories that explore issues of identity and race
Black men speaking ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Initially conceived as an exploration of "the plight of the black male in the United States," Black Men Speaking is that and more. It gives expression to a range of issues - cultural, economic, psychological, religious, and personal - as seen by a remarkable group of black men - novelists, a well-known artist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a doctor, an editor, an academic, a famous musician, and a group of ordinary citizens from Harlem. Powerful voices give us powerful images and powerful messages
Soulcatcher and other stories by Charles Johnson( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
"Nothing has had as profound an effect on American life as slavery. For blacks and whites alike, the experience has left us with a conflicted and contradictory history. Now, in fictional form, National Book Award-winning author Charles Johnson presents twelve stories illuminating slavery's effects and experiences. From Martha Washington's management of her slaves following the death of her husband to a boy chained in the bowels of a ship laden with human cargo plying the infamous passage from Africa to the South; from a lynching in Indiana to a hunter of escaped slaves searching the Boston market for his quarry; from a Quaker meeting exploring resettlement in Africa to the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation - the voices, terrors, and savagery of slavery come unforgettably to life. These tales transcend history even as they present it, and retell the tragic proportions of a period with astounding realism, power, and emotion."--Jacket
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. : his life and crusade in pictures by Charles Johnson( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., explores his diverse roles as a minister, activist, family man, eloquent speaker, and advocate for peaceful change, in a volume that blends thoughtful text with photographs
I call myself an artist : writings by and about Charles Johnson by Charles Johnson( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
This work reaches across the colour line to examine how race, gender, class and individual subjectivity shaped the lives of black and white women in the 19th- and 20th-century American South
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. The first episode, Terrible transformation, examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival. In the second episode, Revolution, while the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within as men and women fight to define what America will be. When the War of Independence is won, black people, both enslaved and free, seize on the language of freedom even while the new nation's Constitution codifies slavery and oppression as a national way of life. In the third episode, Brotherly love, during the first 50 years of the new nation, freedmen and fugitive slaves in Philadelphia push the country to live up to the promises made in its Constitution. But with the invention of the cotton gin, slavery expands into America's western frontier, and a revolution in Haiti inspires slave rebellions throughout the souther United States. In the fourth and final episode, as the nation expands westward slavery becomes the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggle to bring the institution down and the nation is tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupt into violence, Americans are forced to consider how long the country can continue as a democracy built on the profits of bondage
Juneteenth : a novel by Ralph Ellison( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
The story of a black man who passes for white and becomes a race-baiting U.S. senator. When he is shot on the Senate floor, the first visitor in hospital is a black musician-turned-preacher who raised him. As the two men talk, their respective stories come out. An unfinished novel by the author of Invisible Man
A treasury of North American folktales by Catherine Peck( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
An anthology of popular North American stories that have become part of the folklore of the North America. This book's contents range from Native American love stories to Davy Crockett's account of killing a bear with a knife, from Brer Rabbit's mischief to Johnny Appleseed's good deeds, from hilarious yarns about mosquitoes to eerie encounters with the devil
In black & white ( visu )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Interviews with African American writers
Taming the ox : Buddhist stories and reflections on politics, race, culture, and spiritual practice by Charles Johnson( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
"Buddhism-influenced essays, stories, and reviews by National Book Award winner Charles R. Johnson. This wide and varied collection of essays, reviews, and short stories by the renowned author Charles Johnson offers incisive views on politics, race, and Buddhism. Johnson notes that in his life the two activities that have anchored him and reinforce each other are creative production and spiritual practice. This book is a crystallization of what he has learned during his passage through American literature, the visual arts, and the Buddha dharma. Essays include: "And if Peace Is Their Goal" on the principles of enlightened politics, "The King We Need" on the deep and sophisticated moral philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and why King's teachings and example are important to all Americans, "Why Buddhists Should Vote"--Johnson posits that voting can be seen as a way to reduce suffering, "The Meaning of Barack Obama"--an appreciation of the man who became one of the most historic US presidents, even before his first 100 days were through, "Why Buddhism for Black America Now?"--what Buddhism can offer the African-American community in the post-MLK era"--
Philosophy : an innovative introduction : fictive narrative, primary texts, and responsive writing by Michael Boylan( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 libraries worldwide
An introduction to philosophy that combines readings and exercises with fictive narratives starring traditional figures in the history of the field
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Alternative Names
Charles R. Johnson Amerikaans schrijver
Charles R. Johnson amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent
Charles R. Johnson amerikansk manusförfattare och författare
Charles R. Johnson amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent
Charles R. Johnson amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent
Charles R. Johnson écrivain français
Charles Richard Johnson afroamerikanischer Schriftsteller
Johnson, Charles.
Johnson Charles 1948-....
Johnson, Charles R. (Charles Richard)
Johnson, Charles R. (Charles Richard), 1948-
Johnson, Charles Richard 1948-
چارلز آر. جانسون نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی
चार्ल्स जॉनसन
ジョンソン, チャールズ
チャールズ・ジョンソン (小説家)
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