Up From Freedom

Up From Freedom

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Virgil Moody vows to never be like his father, a slaveowner. He moves from Savannah to New Orleans and takes Annie with him. While he comes to think of her as his wife, she reminds him they'll never be equal. When their son Lucas is taken from them, Moody will travel through a country on the brink of civil war searching for Lucas, while trying to reconcile his past sins.
Publisher: [Toronto] :, Doubleday Canada,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780385685115
0385685114
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 23 cm

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ontherideau Apr 19, 2019

Based on the true story of the author's ancestors, Up from Freedom gives authenticity to the racial strife just before the American Civil War. Blacks were considered by many to be not human, another species entirely. That belief entitled whites to treat blacks like animals, selling slave babies, like pups for profit. It's inconceivable to me. An important novel by a Canadian author that shines light on hatred in a manner similar to To Kill a Mockingbird.

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