Omni-Americans new perspectives on Black experience and American culture by Albert Murray

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Published by Outerbridge & Dienstfrey in New York .

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StatementAlbert Murray.
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Paginationx,228 p. ;
Number of Pages228
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Murray, the affable and handsome “philosopher of the blues,” was on a hot streak during the Nixon era. His first book, The Omni-Americans, had a highly acclaimed debut in Combining deep-seated analysis with literary élan, this nonfiction book was an astute, if searing, riposte to both black complacency and black militancy.

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His first book, The Omni-Americans, was published in to wide critical acclaim. Between and his death, he published nearly a dozen additional books, including four novels. He held visiting lectureships, fellowships and professorships at several institutions, Born:Nokomis, Escambia County. Book is in Very Good Condition.

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By Albert Murray. (New York: Outer-bridge and Dienstfrey, $) There must come a time in the study of race relations when the white student realizes that little more can be said on the subject of race.

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