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The Resource Survival math : notes on an all-American family, Mitchell S. Jackson

Survival math : notes on an all-American family, Mitchell S. Jackson

Label
Survival math : notes on an all-American family
Title
Survival math
Title remainder
notes on an all-American family
Statement of responsibility
Mitchell S. Jackson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a poet's gifted ear, a novelist's sense of narrative, and a journalist's unsentimental eye, Mitchell S. Jackson candidly explores his tumultuous youth in the other America. Survival Math takes its name from the calculations Mitchell and his family made to keep safe--to stay alive--in their community, a small black neighborhood in Portland, Oregon blighted by drugs, violence, poverty, and governmental neglect. Survival Math is both a personal reckoning and a vital addition to the national conversation about race. Mitchell explores the Portland of his childhood, tracing the ways in which his family managed their lives in and around drugs, prostitution, gangs, and imprisonment as members of a tiny black population in one of the country's whitest cities. He discusses sex work and serial killers, gangs and guns, near-death experiences, composite fathers, the concept of "hustle," and the destructive power of drugs and addiction on family. In examining the conflicts within his family and community, Jackson presents a microcosm of struggle and survival in contemporary urban America--an exploration of the forces that shaped his life, his city, and the lives of so many black men like him. As Jackson charts his own path from drug dealer to published novelist, he gives us a heartbreaking, fascinating, lovingly rendered view of the injustices and victories, large and small, that defined his youth. --
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Mitchell S
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.A35434
LC item number
Z46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Mitchell S
  • Jackson, Mitchell S.
  • Authors, American
  • African American families
  • Portland (Or.)
Label
Survival math : notes on an all-American family, Mitchell S. Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
bl2019000943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 315 pages
Isbn
9781501131707
Lccn
bl2019000943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Survival math : notes on an all-American family, Mitchell S. Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
bl2019000943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 315 pages
Isbn
9781501131707
Lccn
bl2019000943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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