November 12, 2020 at 1:25 am #2447
Come August, Come Freedom
The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel
by Gigi Amateau
- Format: hardcover, 240 pages
- ISBN: 9780763647926 (0763647926)
- Release date: September 11, 2012
- Publisher: Candlewick Press
- Genres: historical, fiction, cultural, teen
- Author: Gigi Amateau
- Language: english
About The Book
An 1800 insurrection planned by a literate slave known as “Prosser’s Gabriel” inspires a historical novel following one extraordinary man’s life.
In a time of post-Revolutionary fervor in Richmond, Virginia, an imposing twenty-four-year-old slave named Gabriel, known for his courage and intellect, plotted a rebellion involving thousands of African- American freedom seekers armed with refashioned pitchforks and other implements of Gabriel’s blacksmith trade. The revolt would be thwarted by a confluence of fierce weather and human betrayal, but Gabriel retained his dignity to the end. History knows little of Gabriel’s early life. But here, author Gigi Amateau imagines a childhood shaped by a mother’s devotion, a father’s passion for liberation, and a friendship with a white master’s son who later proved cowardly and cruel. She gives vibrant life to Gabriel’s love for his wife-to-be, Nanny, a slave woman whose freedom he worked tirelessly, and futilely, to buy. Interwoven with original documents, this poignant, illuminating novel gives a personal face to a remarkable moment in history.
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