Blue As The Lake

Blue As The Lake

A Personal Geography

eBook - 1998
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Blue as the Lake maps out an African-American landscape unique in American literature. From Idlewild, the black resort on Lake Michigan where he vacationed as a child with his grandparents, to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, Robert Stepto traces a history of generations finding and making a home. His family lore careens through American history- we meet a black regiment in World War I; legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins, and Inabel Burns, pioneering feminist and great-granddaughter of slaves.

Beautifully and intimately rendered, Stepto's memoir is a stunning meditation on what it means to be American.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c1998.
ISBN: 9780807009468
0807009466
Characteristics: 209 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc

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