The Resource Aunt Sara's wooden god, Mercedes Gilbert ; foreword by Langston Hughes

Aunt Sara's wooden god, Mercedes Gilbert ; foreword by Langston Hughes

Label
Aunt Sara's wooden god
Title
Aunt Sara's wooden god
Statement of responsibility
Mercedes Gilbert ; foreword by Langston Hughes
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aunt Sara takes pride in both her sons, mixed-race William and his half-brother, Jim. While hard-working Jim remains at home to tend to the farm, William heads for the bright lights of Macon, ostensibly to study theology. But his cold, hard, and calculating nature steers William away from school and toward the low company of the city's gambling dens. Worse yet, his jealous rivalry with Jim for the affections of their childhood playmate leads William to a dreadful act of betrayal. "This is an authentic everyday story of thousands of little families below the Mason-Dixon line, bound to the soil by poverty and blackness, but living their enclosed lives always in the hope that someday some one of them may escape the family group and go on to higher things," noted Langston Hughes. In his Foreword to Mercedes Gilbert's 1938 novel of small-town rural life in the South, Hughes offered favorable comparisons to Jonah's Gourd Vine by Zora Neale Hurston and George Henderson's Ollie Miss. Decades later, the book remains an important document of African-American social history.--Page [4] of cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Gilbert, Mercedes
Dewey number
813.52
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1902-1967
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hughes, Langston
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Country life
  • Mothers and sons
  • Poor
  • Male (African people)
Target audience
adult
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Label
Aunt Sara's wooden god, Mercedes Gilbert ; foreword by Langston Hughes
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780486819396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987283535
  • 1673902
  • (OCoLC)ocn987283535
  • 1673902
Label
Aunt Sara's wooden god, Mercedes Gilbert ; foreword by Langston Hughes
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780486819396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987283535
  • 1673902
  • (OCoLC)ocn987283535
  • 1673902

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