Thorndike Press

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

  • Beth Macy
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  • ISBN-10: 141049618X
  • ISBN-13: 9781410496188
  • DDC: 791.35
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 lbs ( .70 kgs)
  • 640 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2017

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The year was 1899; the place a tobacco farm in Truevine, Virginia. One day a white man offered candy to little George and Willie Muse, sons of sharecroppers. The true story of African-American brothers who were kidnapped to be displayed as circus freaks and their mother’s 28-year struggle to get them back, Truevine is a compelling narrative rife with implications today.


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