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Confederates In The Attic by Tony Horwitz

Although this work of non-fiction was written in the 1990’s, it’s especially pertinent today.  Journalist and Civil War enthusiast Tony Horwitz took a journey through the South, following the path of the great Civil War battles.  Sometimes he went as … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley

The longer title, Behind the Scenes or 30 Years a Slave and 4 Years in the White House, is a more detailed picture of this autobiography of Elizabeth Keckley.  And while this does describe the woman’s background, it is not … Continue reading

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Life is So Good by George Sawson and Richard Glaubman

“Some men were still holding Pete tight from behind so that he couldn’t even budge.  But if Pete knew he was gonna die, the fear had left his face.  Though Pete was just a boy, he must of been four … Continue reading

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The Warmth Of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

“When the time had come, Ida Mae and little James and Velma and all that they could carry were loaded into a brother-in-law’s truck, and the three of them went to meet Ida Mae’s husband at the train depot in … Continue reading

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

“Mae Mobley was born on a early Sunday morning in August, 1960.  A church baby we like to call it.  Taking care a white babies, that’s what I do, along with all the cooking and cleaning.  I done raised seventeen … Continue reading

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Crossing Bully Creek by Margaret Erhart

“On the sickbed there was no difference between man and woman, white and colored, rich and poor.  The rich man set in his Yankee ways held out his hand to death like it was a done deal between gentlemen…” Crossing … Continue reading

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