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A timely reissue of Fox Butterfield’s masterpiece, All God’s Children, a searing examination of the caustic cumulative effect of racism and violence over 5 generations of black Americans.

A timely reissue of Fox Butterfield’s masterpiece, All God’s Children, a searing examination of the caustic cumulative effect of racism and violence over 5 generations of black Americans. Willie Bosket is a brilliant, violent man who began his criminal career at age five; his slaying of two subway riders at fifteen led to the passage of the first law in the nation allowing teenagers to be tried as adults

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All God's Children book. Butterfield provide in-depth portrayals of each family member as well as a comprehensive historical overview through each generation.

Fox Butterfield (born 1939) is an American journalist who spent much of his 30-year career reporting for The New York Times. All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence (1995). Butterfield served as Times bureau chief in Saigon, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Boston and as a correspondent in Washington and New York City. In My Father's House: A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family, Knopf (2018).

Last year I chose All God’s Children, a terrific book that deserves to be more widely known. This year I’m going for a book that could hardly be better known

Last year I chose All God’s Children, a terrific book that deserves to be more widely known. This year I’m going for a book that could hardly be better known. Richard Rhodes’s The Making of the Atomic Bomb scooped the big three prizes – the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award – and turns out to be every bit as impressive as its immense reputation. How did one man write such a book?

Butterfield follows the Bosket family of Edgefield County, South Carolina, from the days of slavery to the present. A heartbreaking and terrifying chronicle of violence passed from one African-American generation to the next. The force of the narrative is extraordinary.

Butterfield follows the Bosket family of Edgefield County, South Carolina, from the days of slavery to the present. The New Yorker "If posterity knows what it is doing, this book will be considered a classic of the violent decades. The Atlantic Monthly "An extraordinary book. The book's excellence is present on every page.

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one of the few books that tells the truth of the damaging effects of slavery on modern minds! ByAlfonsoon January 23, 2016. At first I was not sure what to expect. Was it another white author trying to show us the plight of a young Afrikan boy growing up in New York City.

All God’s Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence. Title: In my father’s house : a new view of how crime runs in the family, Fox Butterfield. China: Alive in the Bitter Sea. The Pentagon Papers. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Includes bibliographical references and index.

However, as Butterfield’s book points out, as much as the Bosket family impacted society, the far greater tale is how society .

However, as Butterfield’s book points out, as much as the Bosket family impacted society, the far greater tale is how society shaped the Boskets. Butterfield’s novel is a riveting look at the persisting legacy of race and class divisions, and the way that a child’s experience in America may be determined by his ancestors. 4 of 9. of stories this month Get unlimited stories. You've read of free articles.

A timely reissue of Fox Butterfield’s masterpiece, All God’s Children, a searing examination of the caustic cumulative effect of racism and violence over 5 generations of black Americans. Willie Bosket is a brilliant, violent man who began his criminal career at age five; his slaying of two subway riders at fifteen led to the passage of the first law in the nation allowing teenagers to be tried as adults. Butterfield traces the Bosket family back to their days as South Carolina slaves and documents how Willie is the culmination of generations of neglect, cruelty, discrimination and brutality directed at black Americans. From the terrifying scourge of the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction to the brutal streets of 1970s New York, this is an unforgettable examination of the painful roots of violence and racism in America.

Comments: (7)

Zargelynd
At first I was not sure what to expect. Was it another white author trying to show us the plight of a young Afrikan boy growing up in New York City. I really just went off of the other reviews and from what I researched people gave great respect to Mr. Butterfield's work. The minute I opened the book I was immediately enthralled with the wicked history of Edgefield South Carolina and how it would use and murder Afrikans like cattle being led to the slaughter. I also liked how the author broke down the psychological damage not only inflicted on this family but ALL families affected by slavery in the United States. Such a taboo topic to mention even today, but a necessary evil to heal the trauma of this country. I read this book a few times and have even ordered copies for friends. The Willie Bosket story is one that reflects an American tragedy that is not so in the past!
Priotian
An excellently written and researched work by a prize winning New York Times reporter. Through its' multi-century history of the Bosket family, this book traces the history of violence in the Black community, back to its' White slave owner origins of chains, whips, beatings, rape and physical mistreatment on the slave plantations of the the old south. A must-read for anyone wanting to understand the culture of inner city violence.
Alsalar
This book was purchased for a social deviance class that I took last semester. It was a very good book that has an incredible history of America's most hardened criminal in the Bosket family. It's a very good read and you cannot put the book down.
Very Old Chap
There is American history: rich, white slave-owners who created America and took it to where it is today. This also falls under traditional concepts like how a bill is made, pledge of allegiance, and etc.

Then there is the "other" history of the lower classes in America and how they have fared.

And there is this book, about the African-American history of America, and Butterfield makes a clear line from the beginning of the brutality of slavery and its impact on the present African-American community.

A great book, for sociologists, historians and educators. I especially believe for educators because many times the main character - who is very intelligent - could have been reached had he the right opportunities...
Nalmergas
Heartbreaking book!
Trash
Amazing research and insightful conclusions. How a country can allow people to be discarded, mistreated, and traumatized based on skin color is beyond comprehension.
WOGY
This book is one of the top ten books I have ever read. It has had a profound effect on me and my understanding of racial issues. The first fifty pages or so are not fast to read, but contain important background information for the rest of the book. I would say this book should be required reading for everyone. It has changed my perspective on some racial issues and given me a clearer understanding than I had. What more could you ask from a book?
This was a tough book to read. It feels like we have made much progress. I think it should be required reading of every person in education, policy & health care.
All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence download epub
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Author: Fox Butterfield
ISBN: 0307280330
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (January 8, 2008)
Pages: 389 pages