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Native Guard
by Natasha Trethewey




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Through elegiac verse that honors her mother and tells of her own fraught childhood, Natasha Trethewey confronts the racial legacy of her native Deep South -- where one of the first black regiments, the Louisiana Native Guards, was called into service during the Civil War. Trethewey's resonant and beguiling collection is a haunting conversation between personal experience and national history.

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Overview

Through elegiac verse that honors her mother and tells of her own fraught childhood, Natasha Trethewey confronts the racial legacy of her native Deep South -- where one of the first black regiments, the Louisiana Native Guards, was called into service during the Civil War. Trethewey's resonant and beguiling collection is a haunting conversation between personal experience and national history.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780618872657
  • ISBN-10: 0618872655
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: April 2007
  • Page Count: 64
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds


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