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This novel addresses the issue of white American society's responsibility for the repression of blacks. The plot charts the decline of Bigger Thomas, a young African-American imprisoned for two murders--the accidental smothering of his white employer's daughter and the deliberate killing of his girlfriend to silence her. In his cell Thomas confronts his growing sense of injustice and concludes that violence is the only alternative to submission to white society.

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  • ISBN: 9780061935411
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Edition: Downloadable ebook file.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2009.

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This novel addresses the issue of white American society's responsibility for the repression of blacks. The plot charts the decline of Bigger Thomas, a young African-American imprisoned for two murders--the accidental smothering of his white employer's daughter and the deliberate killing of his girlfriend to silence her. In his cell Thomas confronts his growing sense of injustice and concludes that violence is the only alternative to submission to white society.
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Electronic reproduction. New York HarperCollins 2009 Available via World Wide Web.
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Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Subject: African American men > Fiction.
Death row inmates > Fiction.
Murderers > Fiction.
Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Trials (Murder) > Fiction.
FICTION / General.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.
Psychological fiction.
Topic Heading: OverDrive.


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