Henry Allen - Where We Lived: Essays on Places

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A Pulitzer-winning journalist and an esteemed essayist, Allen was a feature writer and art critic at The Washington Post from 1970 to 2009. His fifth book is an expansive exploration of family, place, and identity that makes history personal by chronicling events as they were lived by specific people in particular locations. Covering five centuries, Allen takes readers from plantations in South Carolina and Guadeloupe to a Queens boarding house and various farmhouses, mansions, apartments, dormitories, and tents in Rhode Island and Connecticut. He introduces the relatives who resided in each place, evoking their experiences in wars, trials and privateering, as well as tracing their differences over slavery and politics, and their fates at the hands of money, gentility, and alcohol.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781942134442
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Published: Mandel Vilar Press - December 5th, 2017

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