Freedom Road

Freedom Road

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by Howard Fast
     
 

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"Howard Fast makes superb use of his material. ... Aside from its social and historical implications, Freedom Road is a high-geared story, told with that peculiar dramatic intensity of which Fast is a master". — Chicago Daily NewsSee more details below

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"Howard Fast makes superb use of his material. ... Aside from its social and historical implications, Freedom Road is a high-geared story, told with that peculiar dramatic intensity of which Fast is a master". — Chicago Daily News

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This historical novel was first published in 1944, when Reconstruction was popularly viewed as a time of unrelieved political and social sordidness, a time when childlike former slaves fumbled the rights and responsibilities Northerners had thrust upon them. Fast, a white leftist profoundly affected by very different portrait of Reconstruction by the black activist and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, wrote a novel that captured the accomplishments of Reconstruction governments. It also showed the Klan as the violent terrorist group it was--not the patriotic organization that history books of the 1940s would have had it. This edition includes a new introduction by Eric Foner. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780553132908
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1969
Age Range:
13 Years

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