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Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted: Penguin Classics

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Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted: Penguin Classics

SKU: 9780143106043 Categories: , Product ID: 43237

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Title: Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted: Penguin Classics
Author: HARPER FRANCES ELLEN WATKINS
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 26/01/2010
Imprint: PENGUIN US
Price: $27.00
Publishing status: Active

A landmark account of the African American experience during the Civil War and its aftermath

First published in 1892, this stirring novel by the great writer and activist Frances Harper tells the story of the young daughter of a wealthy Mississippi planter who travels to the North to attend school, only to be sold into slavery in the South when it is discovered that she has Negro blood. After she is freed by the Union army, she works to reunify her family and embrace her heritage, committing herself to improving the conditions for blacks in America.

Through her fascinating characters-including Iola’s brother, who fights at the front in a colored regiment-Harper weaves a vibrant and provocative chronicle of the Civil War and its consequences through African American eyes in this critical contribution to the nation’s literature.

ISBN: 9780143106043