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Come home Charley Patton

Ralph Lemon

Publication Year: 2013

Come home Charley Patton is a moving and an imaginative memoir documenting the Civil Rights Era and contemporary southern culture. Intricately layered and deeply arresting, Ralph Lemon's research on the African American experience intertwines personal anecdotes and family remembrances with diaristic accounts of the making of a dance, as Lemon journeys the mythic roads of migration--visiting the sites of lynchings, following the paths of Civil Rights marches, and meeting the descendants of early blues musicians. Come home Charley Patton is a rich, transcendent text, and a historically-charged meditation on memory in America. It is a formidable finale for the Geography trilogy (including Geography and Tree), three books connected thematically by racial identity and the related dance projects choreographed by Lemon. Generously illustrated with family photos, original art, and photos of the performance, the book will take its place in the canon of great African American writing.

Published by: Wesleyan University Press

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-7

Come home Charley Patton

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pp. vii-17

An Incomplete Chronology

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pp. 18-25

Overview

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pp. 26-227

Notes

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pp. 228-229

About the Author

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pp. 239-241


E-ISBN-13: 9780819573216
Print-ISBN-13: 9780819573193

Page Count: 240
Publication Year: 2013

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  • Lemon, Ralph -- Diaries.
  • Come home Charley Patton (Choreographic work : Lemon).
  • African Americans -- History.
  • Choreographers -- United States -- Biography.
  • African American dancers -- Biography.
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