Come August, Come Freedom

Come August, Come Freedom : The Bellows, the Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel

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In a time of post-Revolutionary fervor in Richmond, Virginia, an imposing twenty-five-year-old slave named Gabriel-known for his courage and intellect-plotted a rebellion involving thousands of African- American freedom seekers armed with refashioned pitchforks and other implements of Gabriel's blacksmith trade. The revolt would be thwarted by a confluence of fierce weather and human betrayal, but Gabriel retained his dignity to the end. History knows little of Gabriel's early life-but here, author Gigi Amateau imagines a childhood shaped by a mothers devotion, a father's passion for liberation, and a friendship with a white master's son who later proved cowardly and cruel. She gives vibrant life to Gabriel's love for his wife-to-be, Nanny, a slave women whose freedom he worked tirelessly, and futilely, to buy. Interwoven with original documents, this poignant, illuminating novel gives a personal face to a remarkable moment in history.show more

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  • 12-17
  • Pre-recorded digital audio player
  • 137.16 x 185.42 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • BRILLIANCE AUDIO
  • United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1469212544
  • 9781469212548

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