Tomorrow Came Yesterday

Tomorrow Came Yesterday : The Story of George Washington, a Slave Named Venus and a Negro Son Named West Ford

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In the tradition of all great sagas, the tale of West Ford and his true father has been passed down in hushed tones for generations. Janet Allen brings this long-hidden history to life with vivid re-imaginings and historical accounts. Follow the fascinating story of George Washington's burgeoning career as the father of a nation and the difficult life of the slave he fathered. The book takes readers beyond the dark years of slavery to the tumultuous era of Reconstruction and finally on a remarkable journey to the Western frontier. Along the way we meet three generations of Fords and experience their fears, their ambitions, and their passions. Piecing together the written record with oral testimonies and creative flourishes, Tomorrow Came Yesterday creates a rich tapestry of history, romance and adventure. This is a story that transcends the life of one man and his family. It is a testament to the black experience in America and the long hard quest for dignity and respect.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 139.95 x 215.9 x 13.72mm | 303.91g
  • Vantage Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0533164877
  • 9780533164875