Anne Westrick

A robust and unflinching tale of a relatives stuck within the interval of Reconstruction. 

The 12 months is 1867, the South has been defeated, and the yankee Civil struggle is over. however the clash is going on. Yankees now patrol the streets of Richmond, Virginia, and its electorate, either black and white, are suffering to redefine their roles and relationships. by means of day, fourteen-year-old Shadrach apprentices with a tailor and sneaks off for analyzing classes with Rachel, a freed slave, at her university for African-American little ones. through evening he follows his older brother Jeremiah to the conferences of a gaggle whose acknowledged undertaking is to guard accomplice widows like their mom. yet because the real murderous intentions of the gang, referred to now because the Ku Klux Klan, are published, Shad unearths himself trapped among outdated loyalties and what he is aware is true.  


A.B. Westrick offers a glimpse into the big social and political upheaval of the time.

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