Zora Neale Hurston Writing Styles in Dust Tracks on a Road

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The author lived from 1891 - 1960. She came from Eatonville, Florida. Eatonville was founded as an all Negro town. It was not the first of its kind in that sense, but was the first to be fully incorporated. She was the daughter of a woman who's maiden name was Potts. Her mother's side owned land, and as such were rather high class Negroes. [Negro is used in this text, and therefore also in the summary. This is done for the sake of accuracy, not to offend anyone.] Lucy Ann Potts and her family were far from the poorest amongst white folks, though far from the richest. There were some other cultural differences caused by the racial distinction and its history.

Zora Neale Hurston was born to parents whose parents did not approve of the marriage. John Hurston, Zora's father, had migrated to Florida because he was ambitious. Her parents...

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