The Resource My vanishing country : a memoir, Bakari Sellers

My vanishing country : a memoir, Bakari Sellers

Label
My vanishing country : a memoir
Title
My vanishing country
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Bakari Sellers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An eye-opening odyssey through the South's past, present, and future that is a moving and gripping tribute to America's forgotten rural working-class black folks. The small town of Denmark was once a thriving hub of South Carolina's idyllic Low Country. Yet today, this majority African-American town with a population of 3,500 is emblematic of the "Forgotten South" -- small communities of color stretching from Appalachia to the Sunbelt. For CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers, Denmark is "home" -- the land on which his forefathers toiled to build lives of meaning and substance, despite systemic racism and Jim Crow laws. In My Vanishing Country, he illuminates the pride and pain that continue to fertilize the soil of one of the poorest states in the nation and the forces threatening rural working-class black life. As he eloquently and powerfully argues, places like Denmark are worth saving; its people -- and their hopes and dreams -- matter because they are an indelible part of America. Since the 2016 election, politicians and the media have focused on the struggles of the white working class while consistently overlooking the residents of Denmark. In this atmospheric, rich, and poetic book, Sellers shines a light on life in today's rural South, where Americans still struggle for the basics of modern life: internet access, groceries, medical care, and clean water. Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is a compelling read that captures the remarkable spirit and resilience of one small town and makes visible other "forgotten" communities. My Vanishing Country charts Seller's extraordinary journey -- from growing up the son of civil rights icon Cleveland Sellers to building on his father's achievements as the youngest person to serve in the South Carolina legislature, to his work today at CNN, and to his life as the father of twins he hopes will embrace the Sellers family name and carry on its legacy." --
Assigning source
Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sellers, Bakari
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
F275.42.S45
LC item number
A3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sellers, Bakari
  • African American legislators
  • Legislators
  • South Carolina
  • Rural African Americans
  • Racism
  • Denmark (S.C.)
  • South Carolina
  • African American legislators
  • Legislators
  • Racism
  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina
Label
My vanishing country : a memoir, Bakari Sellers
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
Control code
on1113268476
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780062917454
Lccn
2019040021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
My vanishing country : a memoir, Bakari Sellers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1113268476
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780062917454
Lccn
2019040021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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