Colored people : a memoir

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New York : Vintage Books, 1995., , ©1994.
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xvi, 216 pages ; 22 cm
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New York : Vintage Books, 1995., , ©1994.


General Note
"A portion of this work was orginally published in The New Yorker." --title page verso
Born in 1950, Gates grew up in Piedmont (population 2,565), a West Virginia town perched on the side of a hill in the Allegheny Mountains. He was raised in a small, intimate, middle-class "colored" community where secrets and haircuts were prime commodities and the major social event was the annual mill picnic. It was a time when the United States was just crossing the threshold into desegregation. But Gates's story is not only a story about race. It is the story of a family, of a village, and of a special time and place in American history.
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Originally published:,New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1994.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gates, H. L. (1995). Colored people: a memoir (First Vintage Books edition.). Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gates, Henry Louis. 1995. Colored People: A Memoir. Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gates, Henry Louis. Colored People: A Memoir Vintage Books, 1995.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gates, Henry Louis. Colored People: A Memoir First Vintage Books edition., Vintage Books, 1995.

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