3 Books Published by Northeastern University Press on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

Click for more detail about Trumbull Park by Frank London Brown Trumbull Park

by Frank London Brown
Northeastern University Press (Jun 01, 2005)
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Frank London Brown’s powerful debut novel, originally published in 1959, fictionalizes the real-life ordeals of the first black families to integrate Chicago’s Trumbull Park public housing project in the 1950s. Protagonist Buggy Martin tells the first-person story of moving with his wife, Helen, and two children from a rotting tenement on the South Side to the new development, where the family is besieged by angry whites.With honesty and humor, the richly textured narrative chronicles how the small group of black tenants at Trumbull Park endure the strain of living with racial violence: the endless danger of bombings and shattered windows, filthy insults, callous attention from police, and forced rides in armed convoys to and from work and the market. Until, that is, the day Buggy and a friend refuse police protection and walk home together through the white mob.

Click for more detail about Oreo (Northeastern Library Of Black Literature) by Fran Ross Oreo (Northeastern Library Of Black Literature)

by Fran Ross
Northeastern University Press (Sep 22, 2000)
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Born of a Jewish father and black mother, Oreo grows up in Philadelphia with her grandparents while her mother tours with a theatrical group. Soon after puberty Oreo heads for New York to search for her father, but in the big city she discovers that there are dozens of Sam Schwartzes.

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Click for more detail about Home To Harlem by Claude McKay Home To Harlem

by Claude McKay
Northeastern University Press (Nov 30, 1987)
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With sensual, often brutal accuracy, Claude McKay traces the parallel paths of two very different young men struggling to find their way through the suspicion and prejudice of American society. At the same time, this stark but moving story touches on the central themes of the Harlem Renaissance, including the urgent need for unity and identity among blacks.