WESLEY, Gloria Ann.
Title: If This Is Freedom. A novel. Paperback.
Publisher:  Roseway Publishing, Halifax & Winnipeg, 2013, ISBN:9781552665718
Seller ID: 103881
WESLEY, Gloria Ann. If This Is Freedom. A novel. Halifax & Winnipeg: Roseway Publishing, (2013). Pp. (8),1-278,(2). 8vo, illustrated dark grey card covers with cream lettering to front cover and spine. "'If This Is Freedom' continues the story of the struggle of Black Loyalist settlers in Nova Scotia after the American Revolutionary War, illuminating an often-overlooked chapter in Canadian history. In the Black settlement of Birchtown, times are especially difficult for the former slaves. They face a hardscrabble expistence and continued discrimination from their white counterparts. Like many desperate Birchtowners, Sarah Redmond has signed an indenture agreement, a work contract meant to protect her rights and ensure a living wage. Sarah'semployers, the Blyes, do not honour the agreement, and Sarah and her famil y are all but shattered when Sarah takes a wrong step -- one she will come to regret as it sets off a chain of unusual events that put her under further pressure. With her faith i the settlement running dry and the Birchtowners abandoning their community, Sarah soon faces the taxing question of whether to hold on to the only real life she has ever known -- or to let go." -from the rear cover. Very good. 10.00