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To Be a Man: Johnnie Wilson, JR

by Susan Gluck Rothenberg

Published: January 2005
Publisher: Watusi
Pages: 112
Paperback
ISBN: 9781880977125






Overview of To Be a Man: Johnnie Wilson, JR

Literary Nonfiction. African American Studies. Biography. An oral history which was expanded into a biography of a San Franciscan who worked as a longshoreman; the interviews began when he was 93. "Powerful, beautifully written, and insightful, this book is a must read for those who seek to understand the great social changes of America in the 20th Century through the character of one man and his family"¬óDavid Lynn, Editor, The Kenyon Review.

Synopsis of To Be a Man: Johnnie Wilson, JR

An oral hstory which was expanded into a biography of a San Franciscan who worked as a longshoreman; the interviews began when he was 93. "Powerful, beautifully written, and insightful, this book is a must read for those who seek to understand the great social changes of America in the 20th Century through the character of one man and his family"— David Lynn, Editor, The Kenyon Review.

About the Author, Susan Gluck Rothenberg

Susan Gluck Rothenberg is an oral historian living in San Francisco. She has used her training as a psychiatric social worker with a variety of populations: troubled families; abused and neglected children; young families learning parenting skills; and older adults. Recently, she has found a new niche in helping elders record their life experiences and editing those remembrances into a coherent tale, leaving their families and friends with far more than just a chronology of their lives. TO BE A MAN: JOHNNIE WILSON, JR. is her first book. Her work has previously been published in The Oral History Review. Susan was born in New York City and educated at Hunter College and the University of Chicago, where she earned an M.S.W. from the School of Social Service Administration in 1969. She is currently an Affiliated Scholar in the History Department of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

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