The Resource Survival math : notes on an all-American family, Mitchell S. Jackson., (ebook)

Survival math : notes on an all-American family, Mitchell S. Jackson., (ebook)

Label
Survival math : notes on an all-American family
Title
Survival math
Title remainder
notes on an all-American family
Statement of responsibility
Mitchell S. Jackson.
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a poet's gifted ear, a novelist's sense of narrative, and a journalist's unsentimental eye, Mitchell S. Jackson candidly explores his tumultuous youth in the other America. Survival Math takes its name from the calculations Mitchell and his family made to keep safe--to stay alive--in their community, a small black neighborhood in Portland, Oregon blighted by drugs, violence, poverty, and governmental neglect. Survival Math is both a personal reckoning and a vital addition to the national conversation about race. Mitchell explores the Portland of his childhood, tracing the ways in which his family managed their lives in and around drugs, prostitution, gangs, and imprisonment as members of a tiny black population in one of the country's whitest cities. He discusses sex work and serial killers, gangs and guns, near-death experiences, composite fathers, the concept of "hustle," and the destructive power of drugs and addiction on family. In examining the conflicts within his family and community, Jackson presents a microcosm of struggle and survival in contemporary urban America--an exploration of the forces that shaped his life, his city, and the lives of so many black men like him. As Jackson charts his own path from drug dealer to published novelist, he gives us a heartbreaking, fascinating, lovingly rendered view of the injustices and victories, large and small, that defined his youth. --
Assigning source
amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Jackson, Mitchell S
Dewey number
305.896/073079549
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.86
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Mitchell S
  • African American men
  • African American families
  • Autobiography
Label
Survival math : notes on an all-American family, Mitchell S. Jackson., (ebook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=155&titleId=3718146
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 293-315)
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501131745
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7BE51383-58D6-4A35-9408-6B47349CED40
System control number
  • on1088352248
  • (OCoLC)1088352248
Label
Survival math : notes on an all-American family, Mitchell S. Jackson., (ebook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=155&titleId=3718146
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 293-315)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501131745
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7BE51383-58D6-4A35-9408-6B47349CED40
System control number
  • on1088352248
  • (OCoLC)1088352248

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