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Glory Over Everything

Author : Kathleen Grissom
ISBN : 9781476748443
Genre : Fiction
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A novel of family and long-buried secrets along the treacherous Underground Railroad. The author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite The Kitchen House continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad. Published in 2010, The Kitchen House became a grassroots bestseller. Fans connected so deeply to the book’s characters that the author, Kathleen Grissom, found herself being asked over and over “what happens next?” The wait is finally over. This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Pan’s father, to whom Jamie owes a great debt, pleads for Jamie’s help, and Jamie agrees, knowing the journey will take him perilously close to Tall Oakes and the ruthless slave hunter who is still searching for him. Meanwhile, Caroline’s father learns and exposes Jamie’s secret, and Jamie loses his home, his business, and finally Caroline. Heartbroken and with nothing to lose, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation where Pan is being held with a former Tall Oakes slave named Sukey, who is intent on getting Pan to the Underground Railroad. Soon the three of them are running through the Great Dismal Swamp, the notoriously deadly hiding place for escaped slaves. Though they have help from those in the Underground Railroad, not all of them will make it out alive.
Category: Fiction

Glory Over Everything

Author : Instaread
ISBN : 9781683783107
Genre : Fiction
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Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom | Summary & Analysis Preview: Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom is the sequel to the author’s debut novel, The Kitchen House (2010). Set in 1830, it is the story of 33-year-old James Burton’s journey into the antebellum South to rescue his friend Henry’s son, Pan, who has been captured by slave catchers. James Burton, formerly Jamie Pyke, whose mother, Belle, was half black and whose father, Marshall, was white, is passing for a white man in Philadelphia. Twenty years earlier, James fled from his childhood home, the Tall Oaks plantation in southern Virginia, shortly after learning that Belle was his mother. He was raised as a white child by his white grandmother. At only 13 years old, James shot and killed Marshall, whom up until then he believed was his brother. Marshall was a cruel man who threatened to sell James into slavery. After escaping to Philadelphia, James was robbed and Henry, a runaway slave, came to his aid… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Glory Over Everything: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.
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Harriet Tubman

Author : Marion Taylor
ISBN : 9781438100814
Genre : African Americans
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* Critically acclaimed biographies of history's most notable African-Americans * Straightforward and objective writing * Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia * Essential for multicultural studies
Category: African Americans

Harriet Tubman

Author : Ann Petry
ISBN : 9781504019866
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an “underground railroad” that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she’d left behind. As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment—and a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere. In this “well-written and moving life of the ‘Moses of her people’’’ (The Horn Book), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War. In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Indebted Love

Author : Monya A. Stubbs
ISBN : 9781620327692
Genre : Religion
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"For Paul, the gospel message is simple, yet profound: Be subject to God. But, subjection for Paul means recognizing that the gift of God to one is the capacity to acknowledge and appreciate the gift of God in another. Paul argues that God's reconciling work in the world is manifest through the process of all people (Jews and Gentiles) understanding themselves in a mutually indebted relationship with each other. The power of the gospel, according to Paul, empowers these groups to function out of a mutually indebted mindset and enables them to discern and demonstrate the good, perfect, and acceptable will of God. In establishing his argument Paul gives considerable attention to hypotass? (subjection), dokimaz? (discern), phron?ma/phrone? (mindset/way of thinking), and metamorphomai (transform) as key theological concepts. In this light, Monya Stubbs analyzes the ways in which Paul speaks about subjection, engages in reflection, and exhorts his readers to transformation--a type of transformation necessary for those to whom he exhorts to walk in the nearness of God's salvation power. Focusing on these categories, Stubbs helps us recognize the ways in which the text explores ideological systems of convictions and their implications for human relationships. "
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The Gospel According To The Blues

Author : Gary W. Burnett
ISBN : 9781630875589
Genre : Religion
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The Gospel According to the Blues dares us to read Jesus's Sermon on the Mount in conversation with Robert Johnson, Son House, and Muddy Waters. It suggests that thinking about the blues--the history, the artists, the songs--provides good stimulation for thinking about the Christian gospel. Both are about a world gone wrong, about injustice, about the human condition, and both are about hope for a better world. In this book, Gary Burnett probes both the gospel and the history of the blues as we find it in the Sermon on the Mount, to help us understand better the nature of the good news which Jesus preached, and its relevance and challenge to us.
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Freeing Charles

Author : Scott Christianson
ISBN : 0252090845
Genre : History
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Freeing Charles recounts the life and epic rescue of captured fugitive slave Charles Nalle of Culpeper, Virginia, who was forcibly liberated by Harriet Tubman and others in Troy, New York, on April 27, 1860. Scott Christianson follows Nalle from his enslavement by the Hansborough family in Virginia through his escape by the Underground Railroad and his experiences in the North on the eve of the Civil War. This engaging narrative represents the first in-depth historical study of this crucial incident, one of the fiercest anti-slavery riots after Harpers Ferry. Christianson also presents a richly detailed look at slavery culture in antebellum Virginia and probes the deepest political and psychological aspects of this epic tale. His account underscores fundamental questions about racial inequality, the rule of law, civil disobedience, and violent resistance to slavery in the antebellum North and South. As seen in New York Times and on C-Span’s Book TV.
Category: History

Abolitionism

Author : Reyna Eisenstark
ISBN : 9781438131672
Genre : Abolitionists
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From John Adams to the women who supported abolition, this volume provides a comprehensive history of the abolitionist movement. Beginning with a historical explanation of the African slave trade and its role in American history, Abolitionism explores every important person, event, and issue that helped push the North and South closer to the Civil War. This book also includes colorful sidebars featuring primary resource documents like the Gettysburg Address and narratives from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Category: Abolitionists

Homespun Heroines And Other Women Of Distinction

Author : Hallie Q. Brown
ISBN : 0199763097
Genre : Fiction
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The president of the National Association of Colored Women wrote this book as a tribute to black women. She presents short biographies of such important black women as Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, and many other women whose names have been lost to history.
Category: Fiction

The Other Blacklist

Author : Mary Helen Washington
ISBN : 9780231526470
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mary Helen Washington recovers the vital role of 1950s leftist politics in the works and lives of modern African American writers and artists. While most histories of McCarthyism focus on the devastation of the blacklist and the intersection of leftist politics and American culture, few include the activities of radical writers and artists from the Black Popular Front. Washington's work incorporates these black intellectuals back into our understanding of mid-twentieth-century African American literature and art and expands our understanding of the creative ferment energizing all of America during this period. Mary Helen Washington reads four representative writers—Lloyd Brown, Frank London Brown, Alice Childress, and Gwendolyn Brooks—and surveys the work of the visual artist Charles White. She traces resonances of leftist ideas and activism in their artistic achievements and follows their balanced critique of the mainstream liberal and conservative political and literary spheres. Her study recounts the targeting of African American as well as white writers during the McCarthy era, reconstructs the events of the 1959 Black Writers' Conference in New York, and argues for the ongoing influence of the Black Popular Front decades after it folded. Defining the contours of a distinctly black modernism and its far-ranging radicalization of American politics and culture, Washington fundamentally reorients scholarship on African American and Cold War literature and life.
Category: Literary Criticism