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James Baldwin

(1924—1987) American novelist and black civil rights activist

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Baldwin, James

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Baldwin's work explores social prejudice experienced by African-American and gay communities. His prose is inflected with blues and gospel rhythms. ...

Baldwin, James

Baldwin, James (1924–1987)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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2002
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Easily recognized as one of the leading African American authors, James Baldwin has contributed to a variety of genres in ...

Baldwin, James

Baldwin, James (1924–87)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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(1924–87), ...

born in Harlem, where for a short time in his youth he followed his father's footsteps as

Baldwin, James

Baldwin, James (b. 2 August 1924)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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(b. 2 August 1924; d. 1 December 1987), ...

writer and civil rights activist. James Arthur Baldwin

Baldwin, James

Baldwin, James (1924–1987)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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(1924–1987), writer. ...

Baldwin was born in New York City's Harlem to Emma Berdis Jones, who later

Baldwin, James

Baldwin, James   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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As a teenager James Baldwin abandoned the pulpit after a year and a half, but it would be fair to ...

Baldwin, James

Baldwin, James (2 Aug. 1924)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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(b. Harlem, New York, 2 Aug. 1924; d. St Paul de Vence, France, 1 Dec. 1987) ...

Baldwin, James Arthur

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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US novelist, playwright, and essayist. His literary work and polemical essays are among the most influential expressions of the predicament and aspirations of US blacks in the 1950s and ... More
Baldwin, James

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The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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American writer, considered the most insightful and powerful black literary voice during the civil rights era.

Baldwin, James Arthur

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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2010
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James Arthur Baldwin, essayist, novelist, and activist, was born in Harlem, New York, on 2 August 1924, to ...

Baldwin, James

Baldwin, James (1924–87)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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105 words

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American writer, considered the most insightful and powerful black literary voice during the civil rights era. Best

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