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  • DAY OF TEARS: A Novel in Dialogue. by Lester, Julius.
    Lester, Julius.
    DAY OF TEARS: A Novel in Dialogue.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion Books for Children, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - On March 2nd and 3rd in 1859, the largest auction of slaves in American history - an auction known as 'the weeping time' - was held in Savannah, Georgia. Over 400 slaves were sold by Pierce Butler, the husband of abolitionist Fanny Kemble, for over $300,000. Written in dialogue, this tells the story of this event from different perspectives - the white master, his children, house slaves, field hands and even the auctioneer. Winner of the 2006 Coretta Scott King Award. Author's note, references. 177 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-0490-4.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53990
    View cart More details Price: $18.00