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The Resource Keeping heart : a memoir of family struggle, race, and medicine, Otis Trotter ; introduction by Joe William Trotter Jr

Keeping heart : a memoir of family struggle, race, and medicine, Otis Trotter ; introduction by Joe William Trotter Jr

Label
Keeping heart : a memoir of family struggle, race, and medicine
Title
Keeping heart
Title remainder
a memoir of family struggle, race, and medicine
Statement of responsibility
Otis Trotter ; introduction by Joe William Trotter Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'After saying our good-byes to friends and neighbors, we all got in the cars and headed up the hill and down the road toward a future in Ohio that we hoped would be brighter,' Otis Trotter writes in Keeping Heart : A Memoir of Family Struggle, Race, and Medicine. Organized around the life histories, medical struggles, and recollections of Trotter and his thirteen siblings, the story begins in 1914 with his parents. By tracing the family's movement northward after the unexpected death of his father, this engaging chronicle illuminates the journeys not only of a black man born with heart disease in the southern Appalachian coalfields, but of his family and community. This testament to the importance of ordinary lives fills a gap in the literature on an underexamined aspect of American experience: the lives of African Americans in rural Appalachia and in the nonurban endpoints of the Great Migration"--
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Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trotter, Otis
Dewey number
305.896/073092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Ohio University Press series in race, ethnicity, and gender in Appalachia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trotter, Otis
  • Trotter, Otis
  • African Americans
  • African American families
  • Heart
  • West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Appalachian Region, Southern
  • African Americans
  • Migration, Internal
Label
Keeping heart : a memoir of family struggle, race, and medicine, Otis Trotter ; introduction by Joe William Trotter Jr
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Memories of Parents and Places -- Troubled Waters of Vallscreek -- The Newcomers -- New Lease on Life -- Life on the Avenue/Bitter and Sweet -- Navigating Heart Disease as a Teenager -- College and Career -- The Struggle Continues
Control code
ocn918984130
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821445440
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918984130
Label
Keeping heart : a memoir of family struggle, race, and medicine, Otis Trotter ; introduction by Joe William Trotter Jr
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Memories of Parents and Places -- Troubled Waters of Vallscreek -- The Newcomers -- New Lease on Life -- Life on the Avenue/Bitter and Sweet -- Navigating Heart Disease as a Teenager -- College and Career -- The Struggle Continues
Control code
ocn918984130
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821445440
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918984130

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