3 edition of Bricks Without Straw a Novel found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||June 1980|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 58 p. :|
|Number of Pages||79|
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I hain't got no larnin'. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation 1915Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind 1936and the multiple tomes produced by professors of the "Dunning School," the white South's propagandists fastened their version of history on the popular imagination. The young man proved a worthy disciple of his father. " The black Samson had risen in his excitement and now sat down upon the bench by the other.
THE TIME HAD COME when the influences so long at work, the seed which the past had sown in the minds and hearts of races, must at length bear fruit. Jes' ax yer Mahs'r fer a silver dollar ter pay yer fer hevin' ter tote dat er name 'roun' ez long ez yer lives.
It was prompted by the voice of conscience, long hushed and hidden in the master's breast. I reckon now, ef Bricks Without Straw a Novel 'a hed forty thousan' cullud folks, men an' wimmen, dar wouldn't ha' been no two on 'em hevin' de same name. Lorency had a bad time over her baby, but she's 'round again as peart as ever. The people of the South began, little by little, to realize that they held their future in their own hands—that the supervising and restraining power of the General Government had been withdrawn.
" "Oh, yes, sah; dat we hab, dis smart while. He had carefully determined the fact that plantations of moderate extent, upon the high, well-watered uplands of the Piedmont belt, were the most advantageous locations that could be found for the rearing of slaves.
" "Is that it, Lorency? Karcher's introduction, which sets the novel in historical context and provides an overview of Albion W.
Jordan Jackson, who was the white candidate for the Legislature upon the same ticket with a colored man who had left the county in fright immediately after the raid upon Red Wing.
Writing was a still more solemn business with him, but he was a brave man and would cheerfully undertake to transcribe a list of names, which he well knew that anything less than eternity would be too short to allow him to complete.
Here we thick-headed dunces hez been up dar to-day a-takin' de oath an' makin' bleve we's full grown men, an' here's you, dat knows more nor a ten-acre lot full on us, a lyin' here an' habin' no chance at all.
" "Nimbus," replied the master.
The good people of Melton were greatly outraged that this composite board should presume to come and pass upon the qualifications of its people as voters under the act of Congress, and indeed it was a most ludicrous affair.
"The old man Casaubon was a Unioner--the strongest kind.
From careful study and observation he had deduced a specific formulary by which he measured the rate of gain.