The Wake of the Wind

The Wake of the Wind

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When the slaves' emancipation reaches Texas, a Black woman named Lifee and her family rely on their extraordinary resilience and ingenuity to face the reverberations of slavery and stake out a farm and a home of their own

Blackwell North Amer
Set in the South in the waning years of the Civil War, this is the dramatic story of a remarkable heroine, Lifee, and her husband, Mor. When Emancipation finally comes to Texas, Mor, Lifee, and their family set out in search of hope and a piece of land they can work and call their own. Miraculously, they manage not only to survive, but to succeed - their crops grow, their children thrive, they educate themselves and others. But the South during Reconstruction is not a place that takes kindly to the achievements of former slaves, and as lynchings and injustice become a plague across the region, time and again they must make the anguished decision to leave their land in search of a safer place.

Baker
& Taylor

When the slaves' emancipation reaches Texas, a black woman named Lifee and her family rely on their extraordinary resilience and ingenuity to face the reverberations of slavery and stake out a farm and a home of their own. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385487047
0385487045
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 22 cm

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Sep 21, 2016

This is the best book ever read it 3 years ago want to check out again a great book with alot of history

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curiouskay
Oct 25, 2012

This is a fantastic read and a great discussion book for book club groups!

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