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Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northrup

Originally published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave is Solomon’s Northrup’s personal account of how he was kidnapped and sold into slavery.  Born a free man in Saratoga, New York, Northrup’s narrative is meant to be a factual, unemotional account, but … Continue reading

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The Awakening by Kate Chopin

When it was first published in 1899, The Awakening was a shocking look at how society treats female infidelity.  The novel was a door-opener, and as is oftentimes the case, it is difficult to read such novels and understand, in … Continue reading

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Cane River by Lalita Tademy

I love history and I love genealogy.  Lalita Tademy was able to put the two together in this wonderful novel based on her own family history.  Cane River begins with the Elisabeth, a slave who was separated from her Virginia family … Continue reading

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