Born to Be (Washington Paperbacks, WP-78)

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Famous in the 1920s as a singer of Negro spirituals, Taylor Gordon was born into the only black family living in White Sulphur Springs, Montana. His rough-and-ready upbringing in that mining boom town is warmly remembered in Born to Be. Gordon describes with panache his early years in the Old West, where he was not aware of racial prejudice. As a boy he carried messages from civic leaders to the town madam, served drinks to the “sports,” and scurried up plenty of excitement. The book shows him leaving Montana for the East, experiencing the arrows of bigotry, chauffeuring for circus impresario John Ringling, and forging a singing career that won him a place in the Harlem Renaissance and an appointment with British royalty. Gordon finally returned to White Sulphur Springs—after an extraordinary career riddled with misfortune. But he was still flourishing at the age of thirty-six, when the autobiographical Born to Be ends.

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Thadious M. Davis is a professor of English at Brown University and the author of Nella Larson: Novelist of the Harlem Renaissance: A Woman’s Life Unveiled.

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“Taylor Gordon somehow got himself on paper, lanky six-feet, falsetto voice, molasses laugh, and all the rest of him, including a brain that functions and an eye that can see. The result is probably a ‘human document’ of the first order, to be studied by sociologists and Freudians for years to come. . . . [And] it is an extremely amusing book.”—Carl Van Vechten in his foreword (Carl Van Vechten)

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Editore: University of Washington Press (1976)
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