Citizens Creek

Citizens Creek

Citizens Creek

The New York Times bestselling author of the Oprah Book Club Pick Cane River brings us the evocative story of a once-enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage. Cow Tom, born into slavery in Alabama in 1810 and sold to a Creek Indian chief before his tenth birthday, possessed an extraordinary gift: the ability to master languages. As the new country developed westward, and Indians, settlers, and blacks came into constant contact, Cow Tom became a key translator for his Creek master and was hired out to US military generals. His talent earned him money—but would it also grant him freedom? And what would become of him and his family in the aftermath of the Civil War and the Indian Removal westward? Cow Tom’s legacy lives on—especially in the courageous spirit of his granddaughter Rose. She rises to leadership of the family as they struggle against political and societal hostility intent on keeping blacks and Indians oppressed. But through it all, her grandfather’s indelible mark of courage inspires her—in mind, in spirit, and in a family legacy that never dies. Written in two parts portraying the parallel lives of Cow Tom and Rose, Citizens Creek is a beautifully rendered novel that takes the reader deep into a little known chapter of American history. It is a breathtaking tale of identity, community, family—and above all, the power of an individual’s will to make a difference.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lalita Tademy
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-11-04
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781476753058


Citizens Creek

Citizens Creek

Buying his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, Cow Tom builds a remarkable life and legacy that is sustained by his courageous granddaughter. By the best-selling author of Cane River and Red River. 35,000 first printing.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lalita Tademy
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-11-04
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781476753034


Citizens Creek

Citizens Creek

A New York Times Bestselling Author Cow Tom, born into slavery in Alabama in 1810 and sold to a Creek Indian chief before his tenth birthday, possessed an extraordinary gift: the ability to master languages. As the new country developed westward, and Indians, settlers, and blacks came into constant contact, Cow Tom became a key translator for his Creek master and was hired out to US military generals. His talent earned him money ? but would it also grant him freedom?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lalita Tademy
Publisher : Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
Release : 2014-11-01
Total Pages : 669 Pages
ISBN : 1410473937


Cane River

Cane River

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK The unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana. Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned by a Creole family, Lalita Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women as they battle injustice to unite their family and forge success on their own terms. They are women whose lives begin in slavery, who weather the Civil War, and who grapple with contradictions of emancipation, Jim Crow, and the pre-Civil Rights South. As she peels back layers of racial and cultural attitudes, Tademy paints a remarkable picture of rural Louisiana and the resilient spirit of one unforgettable family. There is Elisabeth, who bears both a proud legacy and the yoke of bondage... her youngest daughter, Suzette, who is the first to discover the promise-and heartbreak-of freedom... Suzette's strong-willed daughter Philomene, who uses a determination born of tragedy to reunite her family and gain unheard-of economic independence... and Emily, Philomene's spirited daughter, who fights to secure her children's just due and preserve their dignity and future. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Cane River presents a slice of American history never before seen in such piercing and personal detail.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lalita Tademy
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2001-04-17
Total Pages : 584 Pages
ISBN : 0759522421


Red River

Red River

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Cane River comes the paperback debut of an epic work of fiction that tells the dramatic, intertwining story of two families and their struggles to make a place for themselves in a country deeply divided in the aftermath of the Civil War.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lalita Tademy
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2007-01-01
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9780759571341


Impossible Citizens

Impossible Citizens

Indian communities have existed in the Gulf emirate of Dubai for more than a century. Since the 1970s, workers from South Asia have flooded into the emirate, enabling Dubai's huge construction boom. They now compose its largest noncitizen population. Though many migrant families are middle-class and second-, third-, or even fourth-generation residents, Indians cannot become legal citizens of the United Arab Emirates. Instead, they are all classified as temporary guest workers. In Impossible Citizens, Neha Vora draws on her ethnographic research in Dubai's Indian-dominated downtown to explore how Indians live suspended in a state of permanent temporariness. While their legal status defines them as perpetual outsiders, Indians are integral to the Emirati nation-state and its economy. At the same time, Indians—even those who have established thriving diasporic neighborhoods in the emirate—disavow any interest in formally belonging to Dubai and instead consider India their home. Vora shows how these multiple and conflicting logics of citizenship and belonging contribute to new understandings of contemporary citizenship, migration, and national identity, ones that differ from liberal democratic models and that highlight how Indians, rather than Emiratis, are the quintessential—yet impossible—citizens of Dubai.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Neha Vora
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2013-02-25
Total Pages : 264 Pages
ISBN : 9780822397533


United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set

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Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UCAL:B3990499


The Pacific Reporter

The Pacific Reporter

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Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1912
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UCAL:B3500557


Proceedings Of The Third National Citizens Volunteer Water Monitoring Conference

Proceedings Of The Third National Citizens Volunteer Water Monitoring Conference

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Genre : Water quality management
Author : Jacqueline Doherty
Publisher :
Release : 1992
Total Pages : 183 Pages
ISBN : UCR:31210024931709


Report Of The Department Of The Interior With Accompanying Documents

Report Of The Department Of The Interior With Accompanying Documents

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Author : United States. Dept. of the Interior
Publisher :
Release : 1898
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015031655866