The Resource Black fire : the making of an American revolutionary, Nelson Peery

Black fire : the making of an American revolutionary, Nelson Peery

Label
Black fire : the making of an American revolutionary
Title
Black fire
Title remainder
the making of an American revolutionary
Statement of responsibility
Nelson Peery
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The New Press is thrilled to publish the autobiography of a hitherto unknown hero, adventurer, and rebel - Nelson Peery. This remarkable and highly dramatic memoir was finished when Peery was "old enough to be honest with [him]self and the typewriter." But it was started when Peery was only twenty-four, and it retains all the innocence, sauciness, and hope of a young man who fully expected the world to live up to the promises and values he fought for in World War II." "Raised during the Depression, Peery is the second son of the only black family living in a rural Minnesota town, where he quickly learns about race and class. Fleeing a life of limited opportunity and following an innate sense of adventure, Peery boards a train heading west, where he is taken in by a group of hoboes. Rarely have we seen - and never through the eyes of a young black man - the extraordinary resourcefulness and camaraderie that enables these men to survive the hardships of the Depression. When the war begins Peery joins the all-black 93rd Infantry Division: he is stationed first in the Jim Crow South and ultimately in the South Pacific. Frustrated by the hypocrisy of fighting abroad for opportunities denied blacks at home, Peery prepares to do battle, with both his mind and sword." "Culminating in his increasingly insurrectionary acts, this is the classic story of the making of a revolutionary. It tells of the climate and experience that convinced Peery to war against racism and classism. Though he will be compared to Eldridge Cleaver and Malcolm X, the world Peery describes is a different one - that of Ralph Ellison and Richard Wright. Like Wright, Peery was eventually drawn to communism, but one of his own invention: a worldwide revolution of people of color - which in the heady days of 1945 Peery thought would be the way of the future."
  • "Whether he's raising hell in Minnesota, fighting racism in Louisiana, or being seditious in the Philippines, Peery's adventures, coupled with his wry, saucy wit, make you laugh, even as you empathize with his rage. Heartwrenching and inspiring, Black Fire is the rare memoir with the power to change our understanding of the past."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peery, Nelson
Dewey number
  • 973/.0496073/0092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.P44
LC item number
A3 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peery, Nelson
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Black fire : the making of an American revolutionary, Nelson Peery
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • An American revolutionary
  • pt. 1.
  • Raising hell in Minnesota
  • pt. 2.
  • The lonesome howl of a freight train
  • pt. 3.
  • "With respect, or on their shields" : the men of the 93rd
  • pt. 4.
  • Trouble coming
Control code
ocm29565331
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 340 pages
Isbn
9781565841581
Lccn
93046901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)29565331
Label
Black fire : the making of an American revolutionary, Nelson Peery
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • An American revolutionary
  • pt. 1.
  • Raising hell in Minnesota
  • pt. 2.
  • The lonesome howl of a freight train
  • pt. 3.
  • "With respect, or on their shields" : the men of the 93rd
  • pt. 4.
  • Trouble coming
Control code
ocm29565331
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 340 pages
Isbn
9781565841581
Lccn
93046901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)29565331

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