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The Resource Stand the Storm

Stand the Storm

Label
Stand the Storm
Title
Stand the Storm
Statement of responsibility
Breena Clarke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Passionate, dramatic, and uplifting" (Washington Post), Stand the Storm is an "evocative, historically rich" novel (Time) set among the free African American community of pre-Civil War Washington, DC. Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor's shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses wage their daily battles — as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist escaped slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they strive to love each other enough — is what propels Stand the Storm and makes the novel's tragic denouement so devastating
Summary
Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice as they prepare for the encroaching war between the States
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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257548
Cataloging source
DLC
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Clarke, Breena
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Stand the Storm
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316143066
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Stand the Storm
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316143066
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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