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Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mot...
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The true story of two African American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899, and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the world and change their lives forever. Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even "ambassadors from Mars". Back home their mother never accepted that they were gone and spent 28 years trying to get them back. Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Beth Macy expertly explores a central and difficult question: Where were the brothers better off? On the world stage as stars or in poverty at home? Truevine is a compelling narrative rich in historical detail and rife with implications to race relations today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002823/bk_hach_002823_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Truevine: An Extraordinary True Story of Two Br...
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The year was 1899, as the old people told the story, the place a sweltering tobacco farm in Truevine, Virginia, the heart of the Jim Crow South, where everyone they knew was either a former slave or a child or grandchild of slaves. The Muse brothers, George and Willie, were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark. Until a white man offered them candy and stole them away to become circus freaks. For the next 28 years, their distraught mother struggled to get them back. But were they really kidnapped? And how did their mother, a barely literate black woman in the segregated South, manage to bring them home? And why, after coming home, would they want to go back to the circus? At the height of their fame, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a prebroadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the colour of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even ambassadors from Mars. The result of hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Truevine, by author and journalist Beth Macy, tells the extraordinary story of what really happened to the Muse brothers for the first time. It is an unforgettable story of cruelty and exploitation but also of loyalty, determination and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Finegan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029739/bk_adbl_029739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Forgotten Tales of Wisconsin
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Drift back to an era when the speed limit in Milwaukee was an edgy four miles per hour and Madison lawmakers could poke at hogs to punctuate the tedium of legislative sessions. Martin Hintz makes even the slow times of the Badger State fly by in this collection of Wisconsin's forgotten memories. Taste the world's first batch of pink lemonade (made with the dye of a circus performer's pants) and witness the tragic death of the world's last wild passenger pigeon. Track down ancient Algonkin legends like the great serpent that swam up the Mississippi looking for copper, and drop in on modern legends like Les Paul, whose guitar spun records into gold.

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Stand: 01.10.2020
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The Logging Road Gang
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WHAT COULD SHY, STAY-AT-HOME CHESTER, WISCONSIN, LYING SOMNOLENT IN THE SUMMER SUN, POSSIBLY HAVE IN COMMON WITH A RAUCOUS TRAVELING CIRCUS AND SIDE-SHOW, BROUGHT TO TOWN BY A PASSEL OF PALS KNOWN AS THE LOGGING ROAD GANG IN 1939? Junior Coffey, not-yet twelve year-old son of Carl, Sr., and clever, determined mother, Edna, --plus younger brother Perkin-moves from Milwaukee to little Chester in mid-Wisconsin, in fall, 1938. Carl has been named public school principal and basketball coach. Junior's haunting dreams about a dominating woods-boy become a very real Eddie LeBlanc, who tests Junior's patience and forbearance on his first visit to the Logging Road Woods. In spite of their conflicts, they form THE LOGGING ROAD GANG with two friends to first miss-direct school bullies; then, with fearless Kenny Kowalski added, identify a gossip-monger, fight religious and racial prejudice, and end a historical reluctance to help others. Their highlight is winning a free circus for the town in July, 1939. But the anticipation of its arrival sets off a new chain of challenges, and when it leaves, a flirty teen queen disappears too. Did Goliath, silent black strong man, abduct her? The town literally divides into camps and Junior, possessor of key information, steps into the breech. ' THE LOGGING ROAD GANG transports the reader to Chester, a small town in central Wisconsin in the late1930s. It is a rollicking tale that evokes laughter and tears as it recounts the adventures of a group of lively ... boys. The author speaks with an authentic voice that reflects the insights he gained while recreation director for the City of Madison.' ~ Anne Short, Historian. Instructor (retired) University of Wisconsin Extension and Madison Area Technical College. Historic Tour Director ' THE LOGGING ROAD GANG is a fi ne coming of age story, full of mischief and adventure, by a writer who knows small town Wisconsin - and the human heart. I liked Buzz Humke's earlier book on Madison's public recreation program, and his storytelling skills are just getting better.' Doug Moe, Wisconsin State Journal ' The whole...fascinating world awaits an inquiring boy after he is moved... to small town Wisconsin. Junior Coffey engages, confronts, and manages characters who use language as colorful, expressions as mysterious, and motives as mixed as any he might have uncovered in Milwaukee...he and his cohort play the parts thrust on them...And confront tension and even violence on the way. THE LOGGING ROAD GANG is rich and ripe and full of expressions that come back to me from my 1950s' small town Minnesota boyhood. We want to encounter characters like the eleven year old Coffey and his pals...Now we all have that chance...to read this fi ne book about youth, life, loves, and yearnings strikingly and fittingly Midwestern.' Brent M. Haglund, Ph.D. President, Sand County Foundation, Madison, Wisconsin

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Forgotten Tales of Wisconsin
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Drift back to an era when the speed limit in Milwaukee was an edgy four miles per hour and Madison lawmakers could poke at hogs to punctuate the tedium of legislative sessions. Martin Hintz makes even the slow times of the Badger State fly by in this collection of Wisconsin's forgotten memories. Taste the world's first batch of pink lemonade (made with the dye of a circus performer's pants) and witness the tragic death of the world's last wild passenger pigeon. Track down ancient Algonkin legends like the great serpent that swam up the Mississippi looking for copper, and drop in on modern legends like Les Paul, whose guitar spun records into gold.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 01.10.2020
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