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The Resource In the country of women : a memoir, Susan Straight, (electronic resource)

In the country of women : a memoir, Susan Straight, (electronic resource)

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In the country of women : a memoir
Title
In the country of women
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Susan Straight
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the Country of Women is a valuable social history and a personal narrative that reads like a love song to America and indomitable women. In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school. After college, they married and drove to Amherst, Massachusetts, where Straight met her teacher and mentor, James Baldwin, who encouraged her to write. Once back in Riverside, at driveway barbecues and fish fries with the large, close-knit Sims family, Straight-and eventually her three daughters-heard for decades the stories of Dwayne's female ancestors. Some women escaped violence in post-slavery Tennessee, some escaped murder in Jim Crow Mississippi, and some fled abusive men. Susan's family, too, reflects the hardship and resilience of women pushing onward-from Switzerland, Canada, and the Colorado Rockies to California. A Pakistani word, biraderi, is one Straight uses to define a complex system of kinship and clan-those who become your family. An entire community helped raise her daughters. Of her three girls, Straight writes, "The daughters of our ancestors carry in their blood at least three continents. We are not about borders. We are about love and survival."
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technical information on music
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Straight, Susan
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other
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Narrated by Donna Postel
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  • Postel, Donna
  • HighBridge Audio (Firm)
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Label
In the country of women : a memoir, Susan Straight, (electronic resource)
Link
https://greenwoodsc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781684575862
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Publication
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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unknown
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rbdZ100151645
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (10 hr., 49 min.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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Isbn
9781684575862
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unknown
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Publisher number
Z100151645
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
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Tape width
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Label
In the country of women : a memoir, Susan Straight, (electronic resource)
Link
https://greenwoodsc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781684575862
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
rbdZ100151645
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (10 hr., 49 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781684575862
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z100151645
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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