2 edition of Bricks Without Straw a Novel found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||June 1980|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 64 p. :|
|Number of Pages||88|
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He was willing to gratify him in any reasonable way, and so, after some rough jokes at his expense, wrote out his marriage-license in these words, in pencil, on the blank leaf of a notebook: MR.
A CHILD OF THE HILLS XVII. Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. Now, I can't help liking the fellow for his sturdy Bricks Without Straw a Novel. She stayed by his bedside all day, saying nothing of returning to Red Wing, until late in the afternoon a messenger came from there to inquire after her, having traced her by. Dat's Nimbus' business, an' he'll take keer on't. " "Co'se I did; an' I did try, but they all 'llowed I got ter have two names whe'er er no.
Thus the slave Nimbus was transformed into the "contraband" George Nimbus, and became not only a soldier of fortune, but also the representative of a patriotic citizen of Great Barringham, who served his country by proxy, in the person of said contraband, faithfully and well until the end of the war, when the South fell--stricken at last most fatally by the dark hands which she had manacled, and overcome by their aid whose Bricks Without Straw a Novel she had refused to acknowledge.
H-Net Reviews From the Back Cover "A new edition of Albion Tourgee's neglected masterpiece on Reconstruction is long overdue. The North did not comprehend its work; the South could not comprehend its fate. " "Wal, I kin du it.
" The tone, as well as the form of speech, showed a new-comer. So I axed Marse Si War' ef he'd lend me his name jes fer de 'casion, yer know, an' he sed he hadn't no 'jection ter it. There was a rumor that the father had a left-handed kinship with the Brutons, a family of great note in the public annals of the State. "Now, Bre'er 'Liab, don't talk dat 'ere way ter Nimbus, ef yo please.
Tourgee was a tireless advocate of African American rights who criticized both North and South for the failures of Reconstruction. The one paternal and two maternal ancestors had not made the very common surname peculiarly sacred to the young man, so the point was yielded; and by considerable persistency on the part of the young wife, "P.
It is unique among the white-authored literary works of its time in presenting Reconstruction through the eyes of emancipated slaves. REDEEMED OUT OF THE HOUSE OF BONDAGE LIII. As soon as he became dissatisfied the agent was removed and another substituted.
One lay open on the table, with a shoemaker's last placed across it to prevent its closing. It will make readers ponder how the history of the 20th century might have been different had Reconstruction been given the support it deserved.
Your reports have been very correct, and the returns of your work very satisfactory. " "Yes, Mahs'r; an fru' de swamp widout any boat.
Fo' God, I don' know how many names I hez got! However, he was proceeding there, when an influential citizen kindly came forward and offered the use of certain property under his control.
So confident was he in regard to the success of this plan that he became a large but systematic borrower of money at the legal rate of six per cent, taking care that his maturing liabilities should, at no time, exceed a certain proportion of his available estate.
Thus, Bricks Without Straw pulsates with the immediacy of lived history.