The Curtain Torn

The Curtain Torn

by Larry Buttram, Daniel Middleton
     
 

The Curtain Torn is inspired by the life of Robert Carter III, of Nomini Hall Plantation on the Northern Neck of Virginia. Inheriting one of the greatest slave empires in the country, Robert Carter III never felt comfortable with owning other human beings. However, it was not until he almost died and claimed to have talked to Jesus that he felt compelled to free his… See more details below

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The Curtain Torn is inspired by the life of Robert Carter III, of Nomini Hall Plantation on the Northern Neck of Virginia. Inheriting one of the greatest slave empires in the country, Robert Carter III never felt comfortable with owning other human beings. However, it was not until he almost died and claimed to have talked to Jesus that he felt compelled to free his slaves, over 500 in total. While his decision caused him much pain and heartache when family and friends turned against him, he remained faithful to his commitment and freed more slaves than any individual in American History.

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Norm Goldman
Here's a little known fact: Robert Carter III of Nomini Hall Plantation on the Northern Neck of Virginia, freed more slaves than any individual in American History.

With this story as an inspiration, Larry Buttram's The Curtain Torn brings to life the amazing story of how one man's resolution and sensitivity made a difference in the lives of several hundred downtrodden slaves.

To craft this fascinating and poignant tale, Buttram expertly weaves place and time so that we belie
Laura Diaz
Laura Diaz rated it *****
Becky Becky
May 31, 2011 Becky rated it **** Shelves: first-reads
I was chosen to receive this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Thank You!

I am really struggling with this rating system. Most of the books I own have a 4 star rating because of the 1-5 whole star limitation. I need ½ stars to be added. I would give this book a 4.5.

This was a wonderful book based on the life of an extraordinary man. Larry Buttram’s writing style provided for a swift, effort
Mary Jolly
Mary Jolly rated it ***** This book was one of the best I have read in years. The author writes so well that my emotions got involved in reading this book. When Mr Carter won the court approval to free his slaves I found myself cheering out loud--thank goodness I was at home at the time. The friendships between him, Soloman and Baptist Billy, the respect Robert Carter and slaves showed to eachother was awesome!
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012491770
Publisher:
New Virginia Publications
Publication date:
04/11/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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