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The Resource Like one of the family : conversations from a domestic's life, Alice Childress ; foreword by Roxane Gay ; introduction by Trudier Harris

Like one of the family : conversations from a domestic's life, Alice Childress ; foreword by Roxane Gay ; introduction by Trudier Harris

Label
Like one of the family : conversations from a domestic's life
Title
Like one of the family
Title remainder
conversations from a domestic's life
Statement of responsibility
Alice Childress ; foreword by Roxane Gay ; introduction by Trudier Harris
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A new edition of Alice Childress's classic novel about African American domestic workers, featuring a foreword by Roxane Gay First published in Paul Robeson's newspaper, Freedom, and composed of a series of conversations between Mildred, a black domestic, and her friend Marge, Like One of the Family is a wry, incisive portrait of working women in Harlem in the 1950's. Rippling with satire and humor, Mildred's outspoken accounts vividly capture her white employers' complacency and condescension--and their startled reactions to a maid who speaks her mind and refuses to exchange dignity for pay. Upon publication the book sparked a critique of working conditions, laying the groundwork for the contemporary domestic worker movement. Although she was critically praised, Childress's uncompromising politics and unflinching depictions of racism, classism, and sexism relegated her to the fringe of American literature. Like One of the Family has been long overlooked, but this new edition will introduce Childress to a new generation"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Childress, Alice
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3505.H76
LC item number
L5 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gay, Roxane
  • Harris, Trudier
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Women household employees
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • African American women
  • Women household employees
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
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Label
Like one of the family : conversations from a domestic's life, Alice Childress ; foreword by Roxane Gay ; introduction by Trudier Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published originally by Independence Publishers, Brooklyn, New York, 1956"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
xlii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780807050743
Lccn
2016040880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn961923812
  • (OCoLC)961923812
  • 2716008
Label
Like one of the family : conversations from a domestic's life, Alice Childress ; foreword by Roxane Gay ; introduction by Trudier Harris
Publication
Note
"Published originally by Independence Publishers, Brooklyn, New York, 1956"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
xlii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780807050743
Lccn
2016040880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn961923812
  • (OCoLC)961923812
  • 2716008

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