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A Long Way from Home

A LONG WAY FROM HOME

by: Connie Briscoe
Format: Mass Market Paperback

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Spanning more than sixty years, A Long Way from Home is the story of Susie; her daughter, Clara; and her granddaughter, Susan--house slaves born and reared at Montpelier, the Virginia plantation of President James Madison. Proud and intelligent, these women are united by love, fierce devotion, and a desire for freedom that grows stronger year by year.

A Long Way from Home vividly re-creates Southern life and the ambivalent, shifting relationships on both sides of the color divide, from the cruelty and insidious benevolence of white owners to the deep yearnings and complex emotions of the slaves themselves. It is an unforgettable story that pays homage to the African-American experience and to the ancestors whose lives and histories are indelibly entwined with our own.

Details

Product Code: 9780061030215
ISBN: 006103021X
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 2000-10-03
Number of Pages: 416 pages
Languages: English
Edition: Reissue
Dimension: 4.21 x 1.3 x 6.69 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.15 pounds