9780805039399-0805039392-Evidence of Things Not Seen

Evidence of Things Not Seen

ISBN-13: 9780805039399
ISBN-10: 0805039392
Edition: Anniversary
Author: Baldwin, James
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Picador
Format: Paperback 144 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780805039399
ISBN-10: 0805039392
Edition: Anniversary
Author: Baldwin, James
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Picador
Format: Paperback 144 pages

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Acknowledged authors Baldwin, James wrote Evidence of Things Not Seen comprising 144 pages back in 1995. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0805039392 and 9780805039399. Since then Evidence of Things Not Seen textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.32 or rent at the marketplace.

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This edition of a classic work by one of America's premier writers offers a new Foreword by Derrick Bell (with Janet Dewart Bell) to the 1995 paperback edition, and is as meaningful today as it was when it was first published in 1985. In his searing and moving essay, James Baldwin explores the Atlanta child murders that took place over a period of twenty-two months in 1979 and 1980. Examining this incident with a reporter's skill and an essayist's insight, he notes the significance of Atlanta as the site of these brutal killings―a city that claimed to be "too busy to hate"―and the permeation of race throughout the case: the black administration in Atlanta; the murdered black children; and Wayne Williams, the black man tried for the crimes. Rummaging through the ruins of American race relations, Baldwin addresses all the hard-to-face issues that have brought us a moment in history where it is terrifying to to be a black child in white America, and where, too often, public officials fail to ask real questions about "justice for all." Baldwin takes a time-specific event and makes it timeless: The Evidence of Things Not Seen offers an incisive look at race in America through a lens at once disturbing and profoundly revealing.

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