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A Little Rock Boyhood: Growing Up in the Great Depression
by A. Cleveland Harrison
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 2010
Cloth: 978-1-935106-18-0 | eISBN: 978-1-935106-29-6
Library of Congress Classification F419.L7H38 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 976.773053092

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History books provide the statistics and the “big picture” of the Great Depression, but what did any of that mean for a family just trying to make it through those years? A. Cleveland Harrison’s A Little Rock Boyhood provides that viewpoint in this evocative memoir as he captures what Little Rock was like for him as a child in the 1930s. The Harrison family’s experiences and those of their extended family and neighbors bring the tough economic times down to the individual level. The youngest Harrison is an able reporter, relating the memories of an observant though naive child. All was not grim, though, if you were a kid, and Harrison describes those happy times. He remembers his life in the residential neighborhoods of downtown Little Rock when a child could grow up in difficult times without becoming difficult. This book is an insightful look back at a time, a place, and a childhood.

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