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Título: The Chaneysville Incident
Editorial: Harper and Row
Año de publicación: 1981
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good
Edición: 1st Edition
Here you have a FIRST EDITION of the quite rare book from 1981 based on historical events in fiction form about the Underground Railroad. The Chaneysville Incident by David Bradley centers around the protagonist John Washington, professor of history in Philadelphia when called to the deathbed of Jack Crawley, his father's closest friend, finds himself involuntarily plunged into confronting his family and ethnic history. Nearby Chaneysville, a station of the pre-emancipation Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves in western Pennsylvania, becomes the symbolic stage. John's personal ambivalence and distrust toward white America have increasingly led to emotional paralysis and sardonic detachment, affecting both his scholarship and his love for Judith, a white psychologist. Jack Crawley's stories rekindle John's interest in the life, death, and legacy of his father Moses (especially the library spiked with clues for reconstructing black history). John learns about his father's covert control of local white politicians (via a “moonshine” dossier), and about a concrete Chaneysville incident where Moses (with Jack's help) prevented the lynching of their friend Josh White and afterward eliminated the gangleaders. John uncovers a subversive black counterhistory in the plan of his fore bear C. K. Washington to undermine the South's economy by leading as many slaves as possible to freedom. According to local legend, C. K. and thirteen slaves committed collective suicide at Chaneysville. (Bradley's mother discovered their unmarked graves in 1969.) This may have been a library book at one time based on the stain on the back inside cover that is most likely glue. Regardless it is in nice shape and the mylar protector has done it's job on the first state, unclipped dust jacket. This is a rare collectible FIRST EDITION from a talented author. You will be thrilled to own this book. Check out the pictures. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-3267052038
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