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If This Is Freedom

by Gloria Ann Wesley

eBook
In the black settlement of Birchtown, times are especially hard for the former slaves. They face the difficulties of a hardscrabble existence and continued discrimination from their white counterparts. Like many desperate Birchtowners, Sarah Redmond has signed an indenture agreement, a work contract meant to protect her rights and ensure a living wage. Sarah's employers, the Blyes, do not honour the agreement, and Sarah and her family are all but shattered when Sarah takes a wrong step — one she will come to regret as it sets off a chain of unusual events that put her under further pressure. With her faith in the settlement running dry and the Birchtowners abandoning the settlement, Sarah is perplexed and soon faces the taxing option of whether to hold on to the only real life she has ever known or let go. This is a story about moral courage and the enduring strength of dreams shares history with us in a way that is both honest and emotional.

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Publisher: Roseway Publishing

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  • ISBN: 9781552666029
  • File size: 1042 KB
  • Release date: September 15, 2017

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781552666029
  • File size: 1042 KB
  • Release date: September 15, 2017

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Languages

English

In the black settlement of Birchtown, times are especially hard for the former slaves. They face the difficulties of a hardscrabble existence and continued discrimination from their white counterparts. Like many desperate Birchtowners, Sarah Redmond has signed an indenture agreement, a work contract meant to protect her rights and ensure a living wage. Sarah's employers, the Blyes, do not honour the agreement, and Sarah and her family are all but shattered when Sarah takes a wrong step — one she will come to regret as it sets off a chain of unusual events that put her under further pressure. With her faith in the settlement running dry and the Birchtowners abandoning the settlement, Sarah is perplexed and soon faces the taxing option of whether to hold on to the only real life she has ever known or let go. This is a story about moral courage and the enduring strength of dreams shares history with us in a way that is both honest and emotional.

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