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Other Side of the River (Electronic book text)
Other Side of the River (Electronic book text): Alex Kotlowitz

Other Side of the River (Electronic book text)

Alex Kotlowitz

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In "The Other Side of the River," Kotlowitz takes us to southern Michigan. Here, separated by the St. Joseph River, are two towns, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. Geographically close, they are worlds apart, a living metaphor for America's racial divisions: St. Joseph is a prosperous lakeshore community and ninety-five percent white, while Benton Harbor is impoverished and ninety-two percent black. When the body of a black teenaged boy from Benton Harbor is found in the river, unhealed wounds and suspicions between the two towns' populations surface as well. The investigation into the young man's death becomes, inevitably, a screen on which each town projects their resentments and fears.

"The Other Side of the River" sensitively portrays the lives and hopes of the towns' citizens as they wrestle with this mystery--and reveals the attitudes and misperceptions that undermine race relations throughout America. In this gripping and ultimately profound book, Alex Kotlowitz proves why he is one of this country's foremost writers on the ever explosive issue of race.

General

Imprint: Anchor Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
Authors: Alex Kotlowitz
Format: Electronic book text
ISBN-13: 978-1-299-04005-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 1-299-04005-5
Barcode: 9781299040052

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