South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation Free Audiobook Download by Imani Perry
South to America is a journey across the Mason-Dixon Line. The book describes the historical perspectives of race in America, and how they have presented an opportunity for growth or a barrier to racial equality. The author travels from North Carolina to Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, as well as Washington D.C., Virginia and New Orleans/Baton Rouge. The author visits places where slavery was practiced and sees how those experiences continue today in present-day America's struggles with race.
Imani Perry's memoir of a cross-country trip that took her from the Mason-Dixon line to San Francisco is a rich and multi-layered historical narrative, an insightful account of both America's changing identity and its racial past.
Imani Perry, a professor of African-American studies at Harvard and one of the most well-known African American intellectuals in America, invites listeners to embark on a journey below the Mason-Dixon line. The book recounts her personal experience while participating in a study group at Stanford University with students from different parts of the United States.
Imani Perry's first book is a fascinating account of the history and culture of America from a unique perspective. The story is told through the lens of personal histories, myths and poetry in an effort to give readers access to the cultural sources that aid understanding.
The audiobook tells the story of African Americans who, in the nineteenth century and continuing into the twentieth, migrated from the South to America's cities and industrial centers. Imani Perry explores different aspects of these migrants' lives, from their religious and political affiliations to their philosophies on education and labor, weaving in her own personal journey.
Imani Perry takes us on a journey below the Mason-Dixon line and into the heart of the nations that have helped shape America. A story of struggle, triumph, and tragedy, South to America explores how these nations have helped make this country what it is today.
|Duration||16 hours 32 minutes|
|Is It Free?||30-days Free|
|Parent Category||Social Science, Memoir, North America|