By E. Franklin Frazier
A vintage research of the Black heart category reports its starting place and improvement, accentuating its habit, attitudes, and values throughout the Forties and 1950s
Title: Black Bourgeoisie
Author: Frazier, Edward Franklin/ Wilson, William Julius (INT)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1997/02/01
Number of Pages: 264
Binding style: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: 96029905
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I seen her very often from birth to three or four years. Also my popsye, Mr. Standberry, who I adopted as my second father. Here are some of the up and down, good and bad, the beautiful and ugly. One of the good things about growing up was the location, a place about ten miles west of Plano, Texas along Preston Road. I knowed every hole where I could go and pull out a rabbit and every tree hollow where I could pull out a possum in a stretch about seven mile long and about three mile widenever no farther from school than one quarter mile.
Because I lost so much time working to support the family, I was two year in the fifth grade and two year in the seventh. But I did finish high school and taken some college course. I didn't mind working for money. I got out of picking and chopping cotton early in life. By the time I was ten I was driving horse and mules, even car, truck, and tractor. I never will forget at eleven or twelve I drove Ray Haggard Model A truck to Mt. Pleasant to pick up cotton Page 7 pickers. All my life I felt that I have been very dependable.
The spelling was a different matter. As an editor, I am ordinarily strive for accuracy or, when an author is adamant about an idiosyncratic spelling, grammar, or punctuation pattern, I at least ask for consistency. In this case, that did not work. The author used such a variety of spellings for some words that it would have been confusing to the reader to be confronted with all of them. (footnote continued on next page) Page x (footnote continued from previous page) "Family," for instance, was spelled "faimly," "faimley," "famley," and "famly,'' in addition to the proper spelling.
Black Bourgeoisie: The Book That Brought the Shock of Self-Revelation to Middle-Class Blacks in America by E. Franklin Frazier
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