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The Wake of the Wind
by J. California Cooper


Overview - Opening in Texas during the waning years of the Civil War, The Wake of the Wind tells the dramatic story of a remarkable heroine, Lifee, and her husband, Mor. When news of 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Opening in Texas during the waning years of the Civil War, The Wake of the Wind tells the dramatic story of a remarkable heroine, Lifee, and her husband, Mor. When news of 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.

Land, however, is the least of their worldly possessions. Lifee and Mor are the descendants of a long and vital line. Having used their intelligence, strength, and ingenuity to make their place in the new post-Civil War world, they in turn pass those talents along to their children--the next generation to surge forward, accomplishing more than their parents could even dream.

At once tragic and triumphant, The Wake of the Wind is a penetrating look at the challenges that generations of African Americans have had to overcome in order to carve out a home and a future for themselves and their families.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780385487054
  • ISBN-10: 0385487053
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: January 2000
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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