Problematic father-son relationships

Consider the American historical experiences embedded within the plays “Fences” by August Wilson and “Lydia” by Octavio Solis. These historical contexts include recovering from slavery and institutional racism and the harsh world of the Mexican immigration and the social changes it led to. What do the plays reveal about the impact of society on family? What, if any, strategies does the family have to cope? Research for this prompt should include an in-depth use of the plays, including stage directions, themselves, and historical studies. The paper must also include quotes from the following books, “Living with Racism, The Black Middle-Class Experience” by Joe R. Feagan, “The Mexican Americans” by Alma M. Garcia, and “The New Black Middle Class” by Bart Landry.

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