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Joel Augustus Roger's seminal work, this novel first published in 1917 is a polemic against the ignorance that fuels racism. The central plot revolves around a debate between a Pullman porter and a white racist Southern politician....

Title : From "Superman" to Man
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ISBN : 9780848814625
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 130 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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From "Superman" to Man Reviews

  • Jonah G
    2018-12-25 10:50

    This book should be required 5th grade and/or middle school reading. Rogers, being a scholar, a historian, and a great writer creates a history text written in novel form. He creates a scenario about two gentlemen, one white the other black,discussing stereotypes common to that era on a train ride. With each stereotype asked about, the black gentlemen replies with a historical, scientific, anthropological, or statistical rebuttal that debunks the myth. This book is wonderful for children to get a lot of the stereotypes, myths, etc that they believe or have heard answered or refuted. The terminology can be a little difficult for a novice reader, but if done as a Black History Month read aloud, the instructor could use the difficult words as an opportunity to expand their students vocabulary.

  • Kyle Chan
    2019-01-17 18:04

    The first part is where I summarize the story, but don't give away the ending.The second part is where I review or explain what I thought about the book and why it deserved the number of stars I gave it.

  • Mastish
    2018-12-30 15:10

    Must read book on Race. Brief yet comprehensive thoughts that show how American conceptions of the sources of racial prejudice are plain stupid as well as insanely inaccurate. Read!

  • Jerald Andrew
    2019-01-05 16:57

    Should be mandatory reading for every young man growing up in the 'hood. Pride inspiring!

  • Maurice Miles Martinez
    2019-01-05 13:12

    This book was so inspirational that I wrote the sequel to it called: From Man To Superman: Dr. John Henrik Clarke vs. Herman Cain (by Maurice Miles Martinez). Through an early 20th century conversation between an African-American porter and a racist White senator, Rogers masterfully teaches his reader about race in the world. Readers will love the factual information that is packed into this short, powerful novel. In the early 1900s African-American porters had to subjugate themselves to Whites. In this novel, Rogers brilliantly brings an arsenal of information to combat the senator’s widely believed false ideas about race. There is a video online showing a play that was based upon the book for readers that may want to grab a snippet of the value of this book. My book: From Man to Superman: Dr. John Henrik Clarke vs. Herman Cain (by Maurice Miles Martinez) is designed to be the modern day sequel to Rogers’ book and an introduction to the little known facts about African history, science, monuments and medicine. Rogers is a genius for dismantling racist notions in his book and takes the senator from believing that he is a superman to becoming a man. My book From Man to Superman: Dr. John Henrik Clarke vs. Herman Cain (by Maurice Miles Martinez) is about taking the African, who has been disenfranchised and disconnected from his history, to truly understanding the rich history and culture of African people. Using more than 200 sources, I discuss the solution to the problem of racism and I challenge the political solutions presented by both Democrats and Republicans. Rogers’ book is thrilling, engaging, and will transform your understanding about the world. Even the non-reader will not be able to put this book down. I would highly recommend that people purchase J. A. Rogers’ book: From Superman to Man.

  • Patrick Cooper
    2019-01-18 11:10

    "I'll tell you, because political tricksters find it very much easier to corral the vote of the whites by an appeal to race hate."

  • Chelle
    2018-12-22 18:12

    Brilliant! Brilliant! Absolutely Brilliant! I heart Mr Rogers

  • Pamela
    2019-01-05 11:18

    "From Superman to Man" by J.A. Rogers was okay. One of my cousins is really into the history of African-Americans and suggested that I read it...this was one of those books that I had to have a dictionary to get through, but, for the most part, the content provided was very insightful. I awarded it three stars because it wasn't a subject I was interested in, and the content did not hold my interest, but "From Superman to Man" by J.A. Rogers was nicely written...

  • Cassandra
    2018-12-30 13:02

    This book makes me feel even more proud to be black ^_^ I'm looking forward to reading more books like this. I am also happy that the senator finally came to his senses to try to change things towards the end.

  • Cee
    2019-01-06 10:01

    Great CommentaryWhile the rhetoric or better yet discourse on race here is fascinating, there is not much of a story. What is here, though, is heart-wrenching, informative, and necessary.

  • Saleem Little
    2018-12-24 13:50

    A wise mind can channel intellect regardless of insult. It was a brilliant book that brought the superior idea to ruin showing the similarities in all races. Still one of my favorite books.

  • Rayco Saunders
    2018-12-22 18:14


  • Wash
    2019-01-16 10:15

    A wonderful book. J.A. Rogers is a master, and this book is as relevant today as it was when first published. Should be required reading, and should be much more widely available.