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Forbidden fruit : love stories from the Underground Railroad

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  • Author: DeRamus, Betty
    Contributor: Free, , Kevin R.; Snow, Cherene; Early, Michael; Drayton, Bernadette; Cooper-Davis, Lizzy; Miller, Yusef
    Edition: Unabridged

    Despite the risks, some American slaves partook of the "forbidden fruit" of marriage. And when the dreaded separation inevitably occurred, slave spouses deeply felt a sorrowful anguish and sometimes made Herculean efforts to re-unite. DeRamus recounts these tales of soul mates who braved bloodhounds, bounty hunters, and bullets to preserve their vows of love.

    • Book I, The Rebels. Love in a time of hate
    • A love worth waiting for
    • Special delivery package
    • Man who couldn't grow a beard
    • Even a blind horse knows the way
    • Slave who knew his name
    • Footprints in the snow
    • Chased by wolves
    • Woman on John Little's back
    • Angeline's blues
    • Book II, Crossing the color line. Suspicious lynchings
    • Passing white
    • Passing for black
    • Mixed marriages in deadly times: a chronology
    • Hound dogs hate red pepper
    • Schoolteacher had to duck dead cats
    • Book III, Free at last. Guns and pickles.
    Original Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md., [Prince Frederick, Md.], Recorded Books, [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781449893668