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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Henry Townsend, a black farmer, bootmaker, and former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor -- William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful man in antebellum Virginia's Manchester County. Under Robbins's tutelage, Henry becomes proprietor of his own plantation -- as well as of his own slaves. When he dies, his widow, Caldonia, succumbs to profound grief, and things begin to fall apart at their plantation: slaves take to escaping under the cover of night, and families who had once found love beneath the weight of slavery begin to betray one another...
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library JONES (Text) 33892004064029 Adult Fiction Book None 11/13/2003 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0060557559 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 388 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Amistad paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Amistad, 2004, 2003.

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Henry Townsend, a black farmer, bootmaker, and former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor -- William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful man in antebellum Virginia's Manchester County. Under Robbins's tutelage, Henry becomes proprietor of his own plantation -- as well as of his own slaves. When he dies, his widow, Caldonia, succumbs to profound grief, and things begin to fall apart at their plantation: slaves take to escaping under the cover of night, and families who had once found love beneath the weight of slavery begin to betray one another...
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize Winner 2004 for Fiction.
Subject: African American plantation owners > Fiction.
African American slaveholders > Fiction.
Plantation life > Fiction
Virginia > Fiction
Slavery > Fiction
Slaves > Fiction

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