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The Resource Born to be, by Taylor Gordon ; with an introduction by Muriel Draper ; a foreword by Carl Van Vechten ; and illustrations by Covarrubias ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Thadious M. Davis

Born to be, by Taylor Gordon ; with an introduction by Muriel Draper ; a foreword by Carl Van Vechten ; and illustrations by Covarrubias ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Thadious M. Davis

Label
Born to be
Title
Born to be
Statement of responsibility
by Taylor Gordon ; with an introduction by Muriel Draper ; a foreword by Carl Van Vechten ; and illustrations by Covarrubias ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Thadious M. Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Famous in the 1920s as a singer of Negro spirituals, Taylor Gordon was born into the only black family living in White Sulphur Springs, Montana. His rough-and-ready upbringing in that mining boom town is warmly remembered in Born to Be. Gordon describes with panache his early years in the Old West, where he was not aware of racial prejudice. As a boy he carried messages from civic leaders to the town madam, served drinks to the "sports," and scurried up plenty of excitement."--BOOK JACKET. "The book shows him leaving Montana for the East, experiencing the arrows of bigotry, chauffeuring for circus impresario John Ringling, and forging a singing career that won him a place in the Harlem Renaissance and an appointment with British royalty. Gordon finally returned to White Sulphur Springs - after an extraordinary career riddled with misfortune. But he was still flourishing at the age of thirty-six, when the autobiographical Born to Be ends."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1893-1971
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Taylor
Dewey number
  • 973/.0496073/0092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.G66
LC item number
A3 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Blacks in the American West
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gordon, Taylor
  • African Americans
  • African American singers
Target audience
adult
Label
Born to be, by Taylor Gordon ; with an introduction by Muriel Draper ; a foreword by Carl Van Vechten ; and illustrations by Covarrubias ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Thadious M. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Bison books"--Spine
  • Originally published: New York : Civici, Friede, 1929
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780803270527
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95023534
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM32780529
  • CARL032780529
Label
Born to be, by Taylor Gordon ; with an introduction by Muriel Draper ; a foreword by Carl Van Vechten ; and illustrations by Covarrubias ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Thadious M. Davis
Publication
Note
  • "Bison books"--Spine
  • Originally published: New York : Civici, Friede, 1929
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780803270527
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95023534
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM32780529
  • CARL032780529

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