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New materials at the library

Aug 08, 2017

Gifts and memorials

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory, The Color of Fear by Marcia Muller, and The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling were given in memory of Marilyn Crandall by her family and friends

Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman was given in memory of George Lord by his family and friends

Bird, Balloon, Bear by Il Sung Na, and What This Story Needs is a Band and a Clang by Emma J. Virjan were given in honor of Mackynnyn’s 6th birthday and Krew’s 4th birthday, from Olivia and Sophie Luhan.

Juvenile fiction

Jed and the Junkyard War by Steven Bohls

Royal Crush by Meg Cabot

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

Tiny Tim by Kate Klimo

A Big Day for Baseball by Mary Pope Osborne

The Shakleton Sabotage by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Adult nonfiction

The New Jim Crow by Michele Alexander

Nam: A Photographic History by Gregory Louis Mattson

Kennedy’s Last Days by Bill O’Reilly

Wait, What? by James E. Ryan

The 60s: The Story of a Decade

Comments (2)
Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Aug 23, 2017 10:50

Like Thomas Jefferson, Stonewall Jackson began as an Anti-Federalist. The Civil War was about state rights. Even Lincoln was willing to accept slavery.
Carter G. Woodson, whose grandparents and father had been slaves, was one of the first to write about the Black slave owners. In Free Negro Owners of Slaves in the United States in 1830 (published in 1924) Woodson gives the names and number of slaves owned by free blacks counted in the U. S. Census of 1830, listing them by name and the number of slaves owned. In the US Census of 1830 there were 3,775 free blacks who owned 12,740 black slaves. Some blacks served in the Confederate army, which is another omission in our popular culture. "By 1860, so many Black women in Charleston had inherited or been given slaves and other property by white men, and used their property to start successful businesses, that they owned 70% of the Black owned slaves in the city."Harry Koger, in Black Slave Owners. Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, reported on the success of Black women in Charleston. From Kroger's work, it is noted that free Black slave owners resided in states as north as New York and as far south as Florida, extending westward into Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri. According to the federal census of 1830, free blacks owned more than 10,000 slaves in Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, and Virginia. The majority of black slave owners lived in Louisiana and planted sugar cane. As an interesting sideline to Black slave owners in the South of the USA, is that there were also an estimated 65,000 Southern blacks in the Confederate military, including over 13,000 who fought against the North in battle.

A well-known and favourably reviewed novel, The Known World, by Black author Edward P. Jones, has tackled the issue of Black-owned slaves, much to the surprise of those readers who had never heard of Black slave owners. However, the interesting story of Blacks who owned slaves is largely ignored by the media and educators.



Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Aug 19, 2017 15:50

I suspect that most protesters know very little about Stonewall Jackson. Just one
fact.



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