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WESLEY, Gloria Ann. If This Is Freedom : A novel. Halifax & Winnipeg : Roseway Publishing, (2013). First Edition. "Printed and bound in Canada". Pp (8),1-278,(2). 8vo (133 x 203 mm), photo-illustrated dark semi-glossy card covers, with cream lettering to front cover & spine.
Gloria Ann Wesley (b. circa 1949, Yarmouth) grew up near Yarmouth and was living in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the time of publication.
"'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 existence 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's employers, the Blyes, do not honour the agreement, and Sarah and her family 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."
A novel arranged in 35 chapters.
Very good. 17.50
Title: If This Is Freedom. A novel. First Edition
Publisher: Roseway Publishing, Halifax & Winnipeg, 2013: 2013
ISBN Number: 1552665712
ISBN Number 13: 9781552665718
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 103881