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The Resource Finding Samuel Lowe : China, Jamaica, Harlem, Paula Williams Madison

Finding Samuel Lowe : China, Jamaica, Harlem, Paula Williams Madison

Label
Finding Samuel Lowe : China, Jamaica, Harlem
Title
Finding Samuel Lowe
Title remainder
China, Jamaica, Harlem
Statement of responsibility
Paula Williams Madison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This powerful debut tells the story of Paula Williams Madison's Chinese grandfather, Samuel Lowe. He became romantically involved with a Jamaican woman, Paula's grandmother, and they lived together modestly with their daughter in his Kingston dry goods store, Chiney Shop. In 1920 his Chinese soon-to-be wife arrived to set up a "proper" family. When he requested to take his three-year-old daughter with him, Paula's jealous grandmother made sure that Lowe never saw his child again. That began an almost one-hundred-year break in their family."--publsher
Summary
Spanning four generations and moving between New York, Jamaica and China, a memoir of one woman's search for her maternal grandfather and her own self-identity follows the author as she pieces together the full story of her grandfather's life
Storyline
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10411334
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Madison, Paula Williams
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.M33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Madison, Paula Williams
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • African American women
  • Hakka (Chinese people)
Target audience
adult
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China, Jamaica, Harlem
Label
Finding Samuel Lowe : China, Jamaica, Harlem, Paula Williams Madison
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
Contents
Dreams of my grandfather -- Mothers and daughters -- Where love begins -- Growing up Williams -- Searching for Samuel Lowe -- Prosperity, family, education -- Samuel Lowe's twentieth century -- My three-thousand-year-old family : reunited at last -- Dreams of my grandfather
Control code
ocn883146092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062331632
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883146092
Label
Finding Samuel Lowe : China, Jamaica, Harlem, Paula Williams Madison
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
Contents
Dreams of my grandfather -- Mothers and daughters -- Where love begins -- Growing up Williams -- Searching for Samuel Lowe -- Prosperity, family, education -- Samuel Lowe's twentieth century -- My three-thousand-year-old family : reunited at last -- Dreams of my grandfather
Control code
ocn883146092
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062331632
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883146092

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