The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by Johnson, James Weldon
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ISBN: 9781614275275
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2013 Reprint of 1912 Edition. Full facsimile of the original text, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson is the fictional telling of the story of a young biracial man, referred to only as the "Ex-Colored Man," living in post Reconstruction era America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Ex-Colored Man was forced to choose between embracing his black heritage and culture by expressing himself through the African-American musical genre ragtime, or by "passing" and living obscurely as a mediocre middle-class white man. Though the title suggests otherwise, the book is not an autobiography but a novel. However, the book is based on the lives of people Johnson knew and from events in his own life. Johnson's text is an example of a "roman a clef."
  • Format: TradePaperback
  • Author: Johnson, James Weldon
  • ISBN: 9781614275275
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 9.00 x 0.33
  • Number Of Pages: 140
  • Publication Year: 2013

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