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The Resource Cane River

Cane River

Label
Cane River
Title
Cane River
Statement of responsibility
Lalita Tademy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A New York Times bestseller and 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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Summary
Cane River is an isolated community that lies on a small river in central Louisiana. There in the early 19th century, slaves, free people of color, and Creole French planters lived and worked, loved and bore children. The author discovered her amazing heritage there and chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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970
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Tademy family chronicles
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
Cane River
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780446588164
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Cane River
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2b73bc32-fd6b-4b41-b6a2-c4afefbdd802
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780446588164
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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