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James Baldwin

James Baldwin

This is the story of the encounter of a young American with the institutions of French justice. _____________ On the 19th of December, in 1949, when I...

James Baldwin’s article “The Harlem Ghetto: Winter 1948,” published in the February COMMENTARY, won national comment. “Previous Condition,” his first published short story, is a...

Whenever one ponders the progress of the American ideals of freedom and equality in the framework of today’s realities, one inevitably thinks of the South—and...