No Other World, an engrossing fictional account of the extraordinary life of Coincoin, dramatizes the complexities of slavery in the late 1700s. After having four children by another slave, Coincoin became Pierre's concubine, producing ten children and enhancing the value of his estate by ten slaves. When Metoyer later married a white woman, Coincoin learned a hard lesson-for her there was no other world than slavery. Later, as a free woman, Coincoin gave birth to her own empire, Yucca Plantation, now called Melrose Plantation, near Natchitoches, Louisiana.
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About the Author
His most recent work is an innovative vocabulary book, The Word on Words, which uses entertaining word histories to facilitate building a dynamic vocabulary. He is a professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University.
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"No Other World" is a fascinating account of the life of a young woman, Coincoin, who started life as a slave in Louisiana. Coincoin had no power, no rights and yet she had the inner resources to become the owner of a succesful business. More importantly, she changed the future forever for her ten children and all of their children to follow. This book gave me a look at a time-gone-by when the world was completely different than it is now. It is very clear that we all owe thanks to people like Coincoin for changing our society. Like her, we all must keep using our own inner strength and resources to create positive changes.