Author House, 2004 M09 13 - 412 páginas
Two wealthy and political, post-revolutionary American families meet to celebrate a wedding. An industry magnate, the groom’s father is a staunch abolitionist, unyielding in his control of the moral high road. Maintaining that slavery is essential for present society, the other father is Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor. Each family is confronted by their deepest, often unquestioned, philosophies, as they struggle with the essential rights for which they fought as patriots of the new nation. With passion in their convictions, love blooms in the Virginian wilderness.
Slavery, agriculture, commerce, a presidential election, and legal and religious mores create unfolding tension between the families and in the community. Slaves revolt on a neighboring farm creating their own independence in an escape that is gripping and humorous. Evil overseers and constables, murderers, man-hunters, highwaymen, scheming politicians, preachers, and a dozen desperate people wishing to be free, swirl together in a cast of characters that will enlighten and delight.
Accurate down to the bends in the rivers, the smell of wood smoke curls up from the pages. Enter this novel and you step into 1796. These people’s struggles are your own. You will not be able to rest comfortably in the then new-normalcy of America – you will have to take sides!
Three-Fifths Freedom is the first book in a series.
Look for R. Erich Telsch’s The Crossroads Impasse in bookstores soon.
Chapter Twentytwo Bow our Heads
Chapter Twentythree Happiness and Hope
Chapter Twentyfour Wrapped and Swaddled
Chapter Twentyfive More Storm Less Rain
Chapter Twentysix Rumblings
Chapter Twentyseven Cracks by the Firelight
Chapter Twentyeight Shackles and Alms
Chapter Twentynine Fragrance
Chapter Nine Storm Clouds
Chapter Ten Hurricane Season
Chapter Eleven Helping Hands
Chapter Twelve Victuals for Vicars
Chapter Thirteen Morning has Broken
Chapter Fourteen The Forenoon Watch
Chapter Fifteen My Kingdom for a Horse
Chapter Sixteen Flocks of Geese
Chapter Seventeen Into Thy Hands
Chapter Eighteen A Rising Tide
Chapter Nineteen Discovery
Chapter Twenty Just Family
Chapter Twentyone Lions and Lambs
Chapter Thirty Mind your Business
Chapter Thirtyone Funerary and Squeeze Boxes
Chapter Thirtytwo Sweet Sorrow
Chapter Thirtythree Genus Rosa
Chapter Thirtyfour Beside Still Waters
Chapter Thirtyfive And Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest
Chapter Thirtysix Rainbows in the Making
Chapter Thirtyseven Throwing Dreams into the Night
Chapter Thirtyeight With Rhyme and Reason
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