WHERE I WAS BORN AND RAISED by David L. Cohn

WHERE I WAS BORN AND RAISED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A warm, anecdotal, essay-analysis of the Mississippi Delta region and its people, especially the Negro, this includes, as its first section, God Shakes Creation, published in 1935. The second section, a revisiting in 1947, is a more analytical study, based on talks with all classes and races of Southerners of the Delta. In his retelling of their tales he illustrates the slight rise in the social, cultural, economic (even political) standards for the Negro. He considers Negro immigration north, its effect on them, and those in the South; he examines the attitudes of northern and southern whites towards the Negro; he goes into the questions of sex, religion, inter-mixing of the races, and all the traditional southern topics. The combination, and contrast, make for interesting, personal reporting.

Pub Date: May 13th, 1948
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin