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Title:Stand the Storm
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Breena Clarke
Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:0316007048
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Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, African american, Historical

Stand the Storm by Breena Clarke

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Stand the Storm Even though former slaves Annie Coats and her son Gabriel have managed to buy their freedom their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice to the extent that Annie secretly recalls her days on the plantation with fondness Washington s Georgetown neighborhood where the Coatses are seeking to build their new lives with Gabriel a tailor producing uniforms for soldiers and fine suits for pompous politicians and Annie a seamstress and laundress catering to the nearby brothels and stately homes is supposed to be a safe haven a promised land for former slaves but is effectively a frontier town gritty and dangerous with no laws protecting black people In fact the city s own emancipation efforts in serve only to compromise the Coats family s status putting Gabriel s three young daughters each of them born free of free parents at risk of becoming the property of the Coatses former master The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses rise their daily battles as they negotiate with their former owner as they assist other former slaves en route to freedom as they prepare for the encroaching war and as they struggle to love each other enough is what fuels this novel and makes its tragic denoument so devastating

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