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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brent Staples  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Chester, Pennsylvania

-- Brent Staples on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Brent Staples has a doctorate in psychology from the University Of Chicago. He has been a Adjunct Professor of Psychology at colleges in both Pennsylvania and Chicago, 1977-81. He was a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, 1982-83.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brent Staple is currently an editorial writer, specializing in politics and culture, for the New York Times.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Parallel time :
ISBN: 1524747483. OCLC Number: 623126509

Pantheon Books,. .

Parallel Time is an evocative memoir that poses universal questions: Where does the family end and the self begin? What do we owe our families, and what do we owe our dreams for ourselves? What part of the past is a gift and what part a shackle? For Brent Staples there is the added dimension of race: moving from a black world into one largely defined by whites. The oldest son among nine children, Brent grew up in a small industrial town near Philadelphia. First a.

Passing for White
ISBN: 0674010787. OCLC Number:

Harvard University Press. .

Additional Title Information

  • Passing For White: A Secret History of Race in America

    , Harvard Press

  • Parallel Time, Growing up in Black and White

    , Library Binding, 2008


    Danforth Fellowship for graduate study at University of Chicago, and Anisfield Wolff Book Award for , Parallel Time, Growing up in Black and White.

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