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Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    great book!!

    i read this book in school 7years ago, and i still love it! it is a definite must have!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2003

    Excellent story

    This story is about a young black slave, Pascal, and his family reaching for their own land. The event happened in the beginning of the reconstruction period of South America. Pascal¿s brother Gideon who had left his former plantation of a white master, came back to convince his younger brother and his orphaned friend Nelly to leave there with him. They were motivated to have their own land by a promise of ¿forty acres and maybe a mule¿ from the Bureau of Refugees. Along the way to find the land they searched for other to be members of a new family, make new friends. Finally, their dream about the farm comes true. They got the land, forty acres, in Georgia and planed many plants. Just when its nearly harvest time, a government said that slaves must gave back their land. This is a story of determination, hard work, create a new lives and family, of hope, peace, and love, in a cruelty society. Therefore, the event in this book kept my interested through the end. When I read this story I found myself full of joy and hope for the City family. However, in another side I was fear and sorrow because not knowing whether the family could survive after they gave their farm back to the government. Moreover, ¿forty acres and maybe a mule¿ seemed to be their new life that they had dreamed and fight for it. A major theme in this book is man against society. I think the writer, Robinet, allow the reader to enter the world of slaves that there are many obstacles during the reconstruction period. I¿m very impressed in Pascal characteristic because he learns that he is a worthwhile person even though he has a weak physical. About Gideon, he learns that he is a man whether or not he has no land. He and others learn that freedom is about having dignity. They never discouraged for the difficulty. They made me to think to a real life that although the land can be taken, but freedom can¿t be taken away from them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2002

    good

    it was great

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2002

    A good book

    I had to read this book in school for literature circles. The first fifty pages are boring but after that it gets pretty good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Amazing

    I loved this book so muchhh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Gillscar

    It is the29 th. Meet me here at 7 central time.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Robinheart

    Are you still here Gillscar?

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    It sucked

    I had to read it in school.It sucked bably

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2002

    Another Tragic Page of American History

    As an outsider who shares no background of American history, the story of Pascal and his brother Gideon really saddens me. I guess on every page of human history and throughout a course of our civilization, social unjustice and racial discrimination are just inevitable. Some places seem to be more severe and heartless than the others. Pascal and his new founded family have worked really hard for their shared dream--a dream of having a new life in their own farm--doing their very best to make it materialized, only to be shattered and deprived of everything at the end. This is a very disturbing reading.

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