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The Resource Black cloud rising : a novel, David Wright Faladé

Black cloud rising : a novel, David Wright Faladé

Label
Black cloud rising : a novel
Title
Black cloud rising
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Wright Faladé
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By fall of 1863, Union forces had taken control of Tidewater Virginia and established a toehold in eastern North Carolina, including along the Outer Banks. Thousands of freed slaves and runaways flooded the Union lines, but Confederate irregulars still roamed the region. In December, the newly formed African Brigade, a unit of these former slaves led by General Edward Augustus Wild-a one-armed, impassioned abolitionist-set out from Portsmouth to hunt down the rebel guerillas and extinguish the threat. From this little-known historical episode comes Black Cloud Rising, a dramatic, moving account of these soldiers-men who only weeks earlier had been enslaved, but were now Union infantrymen setting out to fight their former owners. At the heart of the narrative is Sergeant Richard Etheridge, the son of a slave and her master, raised with some privileges but constantly reminded of his place. Deeply conflicted about his past, Richard is eager to show himself to be a credit to his race. As the African Brigade conducts raids through the areas occupied by the Confederate Partisan Rangers, he and his comrades recognize that they are fighting for more than territory. Wild's mission is to prove that his troops can be trusted as soldiers in combat. And because many of the men have fled from the very plantations in their path, each raid is also an opportunity to free loved ones left behind. For Richard, this means the possibility of reuniting with Fanny, the woman he hopes to marry one day. With powerful depictions of the bonds formed between fighting men and heartrending scenes of sacrifice and courage, Black Cloud Rising offers a compelling and nuanced portrait of enslaved men and women crossing the threshold to freedom
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright Faladé, David
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.R596
LC item number
B57 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wild, Edward Augustus
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • African American soldiers
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Freed persons
  • Abolitionists
  • FICTION / African American & Black / Historical
  • FICTION / Historical / Colonial America & Revolution
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Black cloud rising : a novel, David Wright Faladé
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780802159199
Lccn
2021060490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1291891787
  • (OCoLC)1291891787
  • 2213010
Label
Black cloud rising : a novel, David Wright Faladé
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780802159199
Lccn
2021060490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1291891787
  • (OCoLC)1291891787
  • 2213010

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