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These Low Grounds

These Low Grounds

By: Waters Edward Turpin

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"Life emerges sharp and clear in its outlines, forceful and blunt in its impact, and is as real as good rich black earth, and as free of superficialities." — Ralph Ellison

A forerunner of family history legacies such as Alex Haley's Roots, this lost classic of African American literature traces the lives and struggles of four generations, from Martha, a freed slave turned housemaid, to her great-grandson Jimmy, an athlete who dreams of becoming a teacher and improving the lives of others.

"A fine and important book, dramatic and exciting." — Edna Ferber

"The most striking quality in These Low Grounds is the remarkable and just and fair balance." — The New York Times

"[Turpin] treats his characters as people, hating, loving, striving, facing disillusionment, rather than looking at them as a race apart, stage props, plantation incongruities in a modern civilization . . . . It is a good story, convincingly told." — Kirkus Reviews

Reprint of the McGrath Publishing Company, College Park, Maryland, 1969 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486843491
ISBN 139780486843490
Author/EditorWaters Edward Turpin
Page Count368
Dimensions5 x 8

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