Small Town: The Story of a Family'S Generational Navigation Through the Jim Crow South

February 23, 2018|
Small Town: The Story of a Family'S Generational Navigation Through the Jim Crow South by Alfonzo Lanier
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Small Town is a fictional story of a familys generational navigation through the Jim Crow South. The book is a collection of fictional stories woven together to describe the lives, times, and struggles of a black family living in the Deep South in a climate of racial animus. Three generations of family members experiences are depicted in a plethora of colorful characters. The only thing that helped this family through precarious and challenging times was their faith, family, and friends. Ultimately, the book Small Town shows us that no matter what we encounter or embark on in life, we can achieve and be successful under even the most distressful circumstances. This familys accomplishments were typical of a generation of people who were persistent and who instilled perseverance in their children, passed down from generation to generation. The Southern town where the setting of the book is depicted is a typical southern small town as they existed after the Civil War Reconstruction. Small Town refers not only to the population of the Southern town but also its mentality. Small towns were microcosms of the racist and white-supremacist attitudes that were pervasive below the Mason-Dixon line before and after landmark civil rights legislations. Rumors and rumors of rumors were a constant in this environment. Everyone knew your comings and goings in this small American town, and similarly, just like the major cities, only a few prominent families dictated who would be the haves and the have-nots. The fictional family in this book displayed the balance and flexibility to walk the tightrope of race and bigotry to maintain a social status that was rare and unique for black families in the Deep South. Religion and education were the foundations for this family and were their main weapons against any adversity that they encountered.
Alfonzo Lanier, the author of Small Town, is a country boy from a small town who moved to a big city for college, graduated from college, and always had a love for history and writing. His lifetime of experiences and education is the culmination of this writing work.
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Title:Small Town: The Story of a Family'S Generational Navigation Through the Jim Crow SouthFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:170 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.39 inShipping dimensions:170 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.39 inPublished:February 23, 2018Publisher:AuthorhouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1546229388

ISBN - 13:9781546229384

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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