Cane River

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - New york times bestselleroprah's book club pickthe unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana. Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, Lalita Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, a slave owned by a Creole family, determined black women as they battle injustice to unite their family and forge success on their own terms.

They are women whose lives begin in slavery, and who grapple with contradictions of emancipation, Jim Crow, who weather the Civil War, and the pre-Civil Rights South. As she peels back layers of racial and cultural attitudes, Tademy paints a remarkable picture of rural Louisiana and the resilient spirit of one unforgettable family.

Cane River #ad - There is elisabeth, who bears both a proud legacy and the yoke of bondage. And emily, philomene's spirited daughter, who fights to secure her children's just due and preserve their dignity and future. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Cane River presents a slice of American history never before seen in such piercing and personal detail.

Suzette's strong-willed daughter Philomene, who uses a determination born of tragedy to reunite her family and gain unheard-of economic independence.

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Red River

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - From the author of the new york times bestseller cane river comes the paperback debut of an epic work of fiction that tells the dramatic, intertwining story of two families and their struggles to make a place for themselves in a country deeply divided in the aftermath of the Civil War.

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Citizens Creek: A Novel

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Simon & Schuster #ad - His talent earned him money—but would it also grant him freedom? And what would become of him and his family in the aftermath of the Civil War and the Indian Removal westward? Cow Tom’s legacy lives on—especially in the courageous spirit of his granddaughter Rose. As the new country developed westward, and indians, and blacks came into constant contact, settlers, Cow Tom became a key translator for his Creek master and was hired out to US military generals.

Written in two parts portraying the parallel lives of Cow Tom and Rose, Citizens Creek is a beautifully rendered novel that takes the reader deep into a little known chapter of American history. But through it all, in spirit, her grandfather’s indelible mark of courage inspires her—in mind, and in a family legacy that never dies.

Citizens Creek: A Novel #ad - She rises to leadership of the family as they struggle against political and societal hostility intent on keeping blacks and Indians oppressed. It is a breathtaking tale of identity, community, family—and above all, the power of an individual’s will to make a difference. The new york times bestselling author of the oprah book club Pick Cane River brings us the evocative story of a once-enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage.

Cow tom, born into slavery in alabama in 1810 and sold to a Creek Indian chief before his tenth birthday, possessed an extraordinary gift: the ability to master languages.

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Isle of Canes

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Ancestry.com #ad - Historically accurate and genealogically significant, human conflict, this first novel by eminent genealogist Elizabeth Shown Mills is a gripping tale of racial bias, and economic ruin told against the backdrop of colonial Louisiana. This novel is the result of more than thirty years of research. Isle of canes is the epic account of an african-American family in Louisiana that, over four generations and more than 150 years, rose from the chains of slavery to rule the Isle of Canes.

But it takes more than documents on paper and microfilm to bring such an epic story to life. Mills' engaging prose puts flesh on the bones and pulls you into the lives and lifestyle of long-ago Louisiana. "". To fuel the story, book extracts, the author found and referenced actual family history documents such as baptism records, probate records, Fanny, Augustin, as well as to maintain historical accuracy, and more to reconstruct the lives and times of Francois, manumission papers, land records, Coincoin, and countless other unforgettable characters.

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Drowning Ruth: A Novel Oprah's Book Club

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Ballantine Books #ad - Wry and guarded, amanda tells the story of her family in careful doses, as anxious to hide from herself as from us the secrets of her own past and of that night. Ruth, haunted by her own memory of that fateful night, grows up under the watchful eye of her prickly and possessive aunt and gradually becomes aware of the odd events of her childhood.

When mathilda's husband comes home from the war, wounded and troubled himself, he finds that Amanda has taken charge of Ruth and the farm, assuming her responsibility with a frightening intensity. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. Winter, 1919. On one terrible night almost a year later, Amanda loses nearly everything that is dearest to her when her sister mysteriously disappears and is later found drowned beneath the ice that covers the lake.

Deftly written and emotionally powerful, drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. But very soon, amanda comes to see that her old home is no refuge--she has carried her troubles with her.

Drowning Ruth: A Novel Oprah's Book Club #ad - Finding herself suddenly overwhelmed, seeking comfort with her younger sister, she flees Milwaukee and retreats to her family's farm on Nagawaukee Lake, Mathilda, and three-year-old niece, Ruth. Amanda starkey spends her days nursing soldiers wounded in the Great War. As she tells her own story with increasing clarity, she reveals the mounting toll that her aunt's secrets exact from her family and everyone around her, until the heartrending truth is uncovered.

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The Forgotten People: Cane River's Creoles of Color

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LSU Press #ad - Furnishings of quality and taste graced their homes, and private tutors educated their children. Their plantations eventually encompassed 18, 000 fertile acres, which they tilled alongside hundreds of their own bondsmen. Out of colonial natchitoches, in northwestern Louisiana, emerged a sophisticated and affluent community founded by a family of freed slaves.

Cultured, and highly capable, deeply religious, Cane River's Creoles of color enjoyed economic privileges but led politically constricted lives. The forgotten people corrects misassumptions about the origin of key properties in the Cane River National Heritage Area and demonstrates how historians reconstruct the lives of the enslaved, the impoverished, and the disenfranchised.

The Forgotten People: Cane River's Creoles of Color #ad - Unlike white creoles, however, they did not recover amid cycles of Redeemer and Jim Crow politics. First published in 1977, refused all outside labels, the forgotten People offers a socioeconomic history of this widely publicized but also highly romanticized community -- a minority group that fit no stereotypes, and still struggles to explain its identity in a world mystified by Creolism.

Now revised and significantly expanded, this time-honored work revisits Cane River's "forgotten people" and incorporates new findings and insight gleaned across thirty-five years of further research. This new edition provides a nuanced portrayal of the lives of Creole slaves and the roles allowed to freed people of color, gender, tackling issues of race, and slave holding by former slaves.

. Like their white neighbors, they publicly supported the Confederacy and suffered the same depredations of war and political and social uncertainties of Reconstruction.

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Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul

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Hidden Shelf Publishing House #ad - Brian C. Ruthlessly torn from her family to be beaten, chained, degraded, and enslaved in a heartless world she can barely comprehend. Johnson’s important work of historical fiction goes beyond what is recorded to portray the depth, humanity, and vulnerability of a beautiful soul all but erased by history.

The slave ledger at virginia’s belle grove Plantation only reveals that Judah was purchased to be the cook, gave birth to 12 children, and died in April 1836. Not as a weakling, but resilient and determined. ”. But, like the other 276 faceless names entered in that ledger, Judah lived. For judah, as johnson notes, “did the ultimate—she survived.

Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul #ad - A young girl’s life is shattered when she is stolen from her African village in a midnight raid.

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5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History 2019

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - History exam format with step-by-step explanations•practice questions that reflect both multiple choice and free-response question types, powerful analytics and progress charts, flashcards, games, interactive tests, just like the ones you will see on test day•Extensive glossary of key terms•Proven strategies specific to each section of the test BONUS Cross-Platform Prep Course for extra practice exams with personalized study plans, and more! see inside front and back covers for details The 5-Step Plan: Step 1: Set up your study plan with three model schedulesStep 2: Determine your readiness with an AP-style Diagnostic ExamStep 3: Develop the strategies that will give you the edge on test dayStep 4: Review the terms and concepts you need to achieve your highest scoreStep 5: Build your confidence with full-length practice exams .

A perfect plan for the perfect score score-raising features include: •6 full-length practice exams, 3 in the book + 3 on Cross-Platform•Hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations•Comprehensive overview of the AP U. S.

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Icy Sparks Oprah's Book Club

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Penguin Books #ad - Try as she might, her "secrets"—verbal croaks, groans, and physical spasms—keep afflicting her. A new york times notable book and the march 2001 selection of oprah's book Club® ! Icy Sparks is the sad, funny and transcendent tale of a young girl growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky during the 1950’s.

Under miss emily’s tutelage, survives her first comical and heartbreaking misadventure with romance, Icy learns about life’s struggles and rewards, discovers the healing power of her voice when she sings, and ultimately—takes her first steps back into the world. Gwyn hyman rubio’s icy sparks is a fresh, original, and completely redeeming novel about learning to overcome others’ ignorance and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique.

Icy Sparks Oprah's Book Club #ad - Called willful by her teachers and "frog child" by her schoolmates, she is exiled from the schoolroom and sent to a children’s asylum where it is hoped that the roots of her mysterious behavior can be discovered. As an adult, she will find out she has tourette’s Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, confusion, but for years her behavior is the source of mystery, and deep humiliation.

Narrated by a grown up icy, the book chronicles a difficult, but ultimately hilarious and heartwarming journey, from her first spasms to her self-acceptance as a young woman. Curious about life beyond the hills, talented, Icy learns to cut through all barriers—physical, and energetic, mental, and spiritual—in order to find community and acceptance.

Along her journey, icy faces the jeers of her classmates as well as the malevolence of her often-ignorant teachers—including Mrs. Gwyn hyman rubio’s beautifully written first novel revolves around Icy Sparks, an unforgettable heroine in the tradition of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird or Will Treed in Cold Sassy Tree.

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Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America

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Berkley #ad - Readers guide included. Now, her children lost to her, her home destroyed, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness.

To her confused surprise, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer. Now, having lived on the other side of the forest, she begins to question the edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her.

Based on the compelling true narrative of mary rowlandson, Flight of the Sparrow is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meanings of freedom, faith, and acceptance. All her life, submit to her husband, Mary has been taught to fear God, and abhor Indians.

Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America #ad - A compelling, emotionally gripping”* novel of historical fiction—perfect for readers of America’s First Daughter. Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before mary rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community.

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Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana's Free People of Color

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LSU Press #ad - Written by scholars, many of creole descent, the volume wrangles with the stuff of legend and conjecture while fostering an appreciation for the Creole contribution to the American mosaic. The collection opens with a historically relevant perspective found in Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson's 1916 piece "People of Color of Louisiana" and continues with contemporary writings: Joan M.

Violet harrington bryan, sybil kein, Mary Gehman, Jennifer DeVere Brody, Lester Sullivan, Arthi A. Anthony, and Mary L. Martin on the history of quadroon balls; michel fabre and Creole expatriates in France; Barbara Rosendale Duggal with a debiased view of Marie Laveau; Fehintola Mosadomi and the downtrodden roots of Creole grammar; Anthony G.

Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana's Free People of Color #ad - Barthelemy on skin color and racism as an American legacy; Caroline Senter on Reconstruction poets of political vision; and much more. A study that necessarily embraces issues of gender, and nationalism, class, race and color, it speaks to the tensions of an increasingly ethnically mixed mainstream America.

The word creole evokes a richness rivaled only by the term's widespread misunderstanding. Now both aspects of this unique people and culture are given thorough, a comprehensive, illuminating scrutiny in Creole, multidisciplinary history of Louisiana's Creole population. Morton offer excellent commentary on topics that range from the lifestyles of free women of color in the nineteenth century to the Afro-Caribbean links to Creole cooking.

By exploring the vibrant yet marginalized culture of the Creole people across time, Creole goes far in diminishing past and present stereotypes of this exuberant segment of our society.

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