"Another Way Home"
Aa analysis of the importance of identity and family in Ronne Hartfield's memoir, "Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family".
# 95007 | 1,203 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 |
Published on May 14, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Ethnic Studies (General) , African-American Studies (General)
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This paper analyzes Ronne Hartfield's memoir, "Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family". The paper discusses the book with respect to Hartfield's mother, Day Shepard and how her experiences shaped her character. It particularly discusses the importance of identity and family and how environment has an effect on shaping one's personality.
From the Paper:"Ronne Hartfield's memoir, Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family, takes the reader through a time of segregation that first seems long gone, but surprises with its current influence and meaning. Gradually, one realizes that the memoir uncovers truths about the development of identity and the hurdles society puts in the path of individuals. Through this narrative, Hartfield argues that the stories she tells "have implications both for history and for how we live now" (xiii). She makes connections between her particular family experiences and larger moments in African American history in order to illustrate these possible implications. Hartfield allocates crucial moments in African American history as they are experienced by the author's family and others in Chicago's south side black community, from the race riots of 1919 and the Great Depression to the heart of the civil rights movement. Through her experiences, one gains valuable perspective about the importance of solid family values, a strong sense of identity and family tradition."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hartfield, Ronne. Another Way Home- The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family. University of Chicago Press 2004.
Cite this Book Review:
"Another Way Home" (2007, May 14) Retrieved October 16, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/another-way-home-95007/
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