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Land Of The Free Series

Land Of The Free Series

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1 Bontemps, Arna CHARIOT IN THE SKY A Story of the Jubilee Singers
John C. Winston Company 1951 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket; Usual x-lib. Markings. Illustrated by Cyrus Leroy Baldridge 
Land of the Free; Ex-Library; 8vo; 234 pages; It was only 8 years after the close of the Civil War had brought freedom to the slaves. 11 young colored people stood in the court of Queen Victoria to sing the haunting melodies of Negro spirituals. F or them the world outside our shores was learning a new and beautiful kind of music. This book begins when Caleb Willows, one of the singers, was a 16 year old slave, making a break for freedom......... Written in 1951 by Arna Bontemps, major literary figure of the Harlem Renaissance and close friend of Langston Hughes, Chariot in the Sky tells the story of the Jubilee Singers through the life of a young slave boy, Caleb, who becomes one of their earliest members. Caleb is a teenage slave sent to Charleston, South Carolina, to apprentice a tailor. Through careful listening and observation, Caleb diligently teaches himself to read and write. He also discovers his musical talents and develops into an accomplished singer. When the Civil War begins, Caleb is sold to a shopkeeper who takes him to Chattanooga, where he becomes smitten with a free black girl and follows her to Fisk University, a new institution for former slaves in Nashville. Here Caleb grows into his new identity as a free man and receives the esteem and respect that he is due. And he becomes a member of the Jubilee Singers, who become musical ambassadors to the world, promoting education for free blacks and raising money for the struggling new Fisk University. Singing mostly spirituals, the Jubilee Singers become so popular with white audiences that they are invited to tour Europe and Great Britain where they perform for Queen Victoria--an honor Caleb could never have imagined as a slave in South Carolina. Chariot in the Sky is the exhilarating story of one boy"s transformation from slave to free man. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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2 Havighurst, Walter and Marion SONG OF THE PINES A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin
The John C. Winston Company 1949 Stated First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Usual x-lib. Markings. Illustrated by Richard Floethe 
Land of the Free; Ex-Library; 205 pages 
Price: 14.95 USD
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3 Lundy, Jo Evalin TIDEWATER VALLEY A Story of the Swiss in Oregon
John C. Winston Company 1949 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Margaret Ayer 
Land of the Free; Ex-Library; 8vo; 246 pages; A Story of the Swiss in Oregon. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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4 McNickle, D'Arcy RUNNER IN THE SUN A Story of Indian Maize
John C. Winston Company 1954 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket; Usual x-lib. Markings. Illustrated by Allan Houser 
Land of the Free; Ex-Library; 8vo; 234 pages; The author re-creates the atmosphere and problems of the ancient cliff-dwelling settlements of the Southwest through full-bodied characterization and a plot alive with mystery and suspense. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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