Meine Filiale

Truevine

Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

Cleo Cooper Mystery Band 3

Beth Macy

eBook
eBook
4,49
bisher 9,49
*befristete Preissenkung des Verlages.
4,49
bisher 9,49 *befristete Preissenkung des Verlages.
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort per Download lieferbar
Sofort per Download lieferbar
Sie können dieses eBook verschenken  i

Weitere Formate

Taschenbuch

ab € 17,99

Accordion öffnen

gebundene Ausgabe

€ 35,99

Accordion öffnen
  • Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

    Thorndike Press

    Versandfertig innerhalb von 3 Wochen

    € 35,99

    Thorndike Press

eBook

ab € 4,49

Accordion öffnen

Hörbuch (CD)

€ 55,99

Accordion öffnen
  • Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

    CD (2016)

    Versandfertig innerhalb von 3 Wochen

    € 55,99

    CD (2016)

Beschreibung

The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.

The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the world and change their lives forever.

Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even "Ambassadors from Mars." Back home, their mother never accepted that they were "gone" and spent 28 years trying to get them back.

Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Beth Macy expertly explores a central and difficult question: Where were the brothers better off? On the world stage as stars or in poverty at home? Truevine is a compelling narrative rich in historical detail and rife with implications to race relations today.

Beth Macy is the author of the widely acclaimed and bestselling books Truevine and Factory Man. Based in Roanoke, Virginia for three decades, her reporting has won more than a dozen national awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard.

Produktdetails

Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz Ja i
Family Sharing Ja i
Text-to-Speech Ja i
Seitenzahl 432 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 18.10.2016
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9780316337564
Verlag Little, Brown and Company
Dateigröße 64716 KB

Kundenbewertungen

Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

  • Artikelbild-0