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The American Dream Is at the Expense of the American Negro

James Baldwin
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Eris
Published: August 31, 2023
ISBN: 9781912475995
20 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


“It comes as a great shock to discover that the country which is your birthplace and to which you owe your life and your identity, has not, in its whole system of reality, evolved any place for you”. James Baldwin was one of America’s most powerful analysts of the psychology of white supremacy. In this speech, delivered in 1965 at the Cambridge Union Society, he offers a devastating, but also strikingly empathetic, account of the role played by racism in American society. Eris Gems make available in the form of beautifully produced saddle-stitched booklets a series of outstanding short works of fiction and non-fiction.

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