"Praying for Sheetrock" Book Review by Top Papers

"Praying for Sheetrock"
A review of "Praying for Sheetrock" by Melissa Fay Green.
# 136237 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US


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The paper outlines "Praying for Sheetrock", a non-fiction history book about racial prejudice and discrimination in the South. The paper asserts that it qualifies as a historical document despite the fact that it was written in a compelling style blending novelistic and oral history techniques. The paper discusses how incorporating a novel and oral history style into this book enabled Green to examine and analyze historical and sociological issues in a readable format that is more engaging to readers than standard history or sociology texts.

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""Praying for Sheetrock" was written by Melissa Faye Green and published in New York by Addison-Wesley in 2006. This is a non-fiction history book about racial prejudice and discrimination in the South, so it qualifies as a historical document despite the fact that it was written in a compelling style blending novelistic and oral history techniques. Incorporating a novel and oral history style into this book enabled Green to examine and analyze historical and sociological issues in..."

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"Praying for Sheetrock" (2007, December 01) Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/praying-for-sheetrock-136237/

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""Praying for Sheetrock"" 01 December 2007. Web. 22 October. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/praying-for-sheetrock-136237/>

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