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12 million black voices

Author: Richard Wright; Edwin Rosskam; United States. Farm Security Administration.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2008. ©1941.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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12 Million Black Voices, first published in 1941, combines Wright's prose with startling photographs selected by Edwin Rosskam from the Security Farm Administration files compiled during the Great Depression. The photographs include works by such giants as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Arthur Rothstein. From crowded, rundown farm shacks to Harlem storefront churches, the photos depict the lives of black people  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)535576577
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wright; Edwin Rosskam; United States. Farm Security Administration.
OCLC Number: 1154617856
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1941. With new foreword.
Photographs chiefly collected from the files of the Farm Security Administration.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2020. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 10-152 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Pt. 1. One strange birth --
pt. 2. Inheritors of slavery --
pt. 3. Death on the city pavements --
pt. 4. Men in the making.
Other Titles: Twelve million black voices
Responsibility: text by Richard Wright ; photo direction by Edwin Rosskam.

Abstract:

12 Million Black Voices, first published in 1941, combines Wright's prose with startling photographs selected by Edwin Rosskam from the Security Farm Administration files compiled during the Great Depression. The photographs include works by such giants as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Arthur Rothstein. From crowded, rundown farm shacks to Harlem storefront churches, the photos depict the lives of black people in America - their misery and weariness under rural poverty, their spiritual strength, and their lives in northern ghettos. Wright's accompanying text eloquently narrates the story of these 90 pictures and delivers a powerful commentary on the origins and history of black oppression in this country. - Back cover

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