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Author Macy, Beth, author.

Title Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest: a true story of the Jim Crow South / Beth Macy.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    791.3509 Muse,G MAC    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 420 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 353-404) and index.
Contents Prologue: I am the true vine -- Sit down and shut up -- White peoples is hateful -- And still the cry against us continues -- Your momma is dead -- Some serious secrets -- A paying proposition -- He who hustleth while he waiteth -- Comma, colored -- The prodigal son -- Not one single, solitary red penny -- Adultery's siamese twin -- Housekeeping! -- Practically imbeciles -- Very good old colored woman -- Wilbur and John -- God is good to me -- Epilogue: markers.
Summary "A true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a decades-long struggle to find them and to get justice for her family"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Muse, George.
Muse, Willie.
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows -- History.
Albinos and albinism -- Biography.
Circus performers -- United States -- 20th century -- Biography.
Children of sharecroppers -- Virginia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780316337540 (hardcover)
0316337544 (hardcover)

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