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The Resource Black Bottom saints : a novel, Alice Randall

Black Bottom saints : a novel, Alice Randall

Label
Black Bottom saints : a novel
Title
Black Bottom saints
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alice Randall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A celebrated columnist, nightclub emcee, and fine arts philanthropist draws inspiration from the Catholic Saints Day books to reflect on his encounters with black artists in Detroit's legendary Black Bottom neighborhood, from the Great Depression through the post-World War II years
  • In the black-owned-and-operated Kirkwood Hospital, Joseph "Ziggy" Johnson reflects on his life. From the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Ziggy had been the pulse of Detroit's famous Black Bottom. A celebrated gossip columnist for the city's African-American newspaper, the Michigan Chronicle, he was also the emcee of one of the hottest night clubs, where he rubbed elbows with the legendary black artists of the era. In his hospital bed, Ziggy curates his own list of Black Bottom's venerable "52 Saints," local heroes whose unstoppable ambition, love of style, and faith in community made this black Midwestern neighborhood the rival of New York City's Harlem. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Randall, Alice
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.A486
LC item number
B53 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American celebrities
  • African Americans in the newspaper industry
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Black Bottom (Detroit, Mich.)
Label
Black Bottom saints : a novel, Alice Randall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780062968623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1183476183
  • (OCoLC)on1183476183
Label
Black Bottom saints : a novel, Alice Randall
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780062968623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1183476183
  • (OCoLC)on1183476183

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