The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Book - 2009
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Story of a black lady born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, freed at the end of the Civil War, who lives for one-hundred more years.
Publisher: New York :, Bantam Dell,, 2009
Edition: Dial Press trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780385342780
Characteristics: x, 259 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Mar 23, 2015

"America is for all us," he said, "and all of America is for all of us."
A moving and sweeping story of a woman who grew up a slave, was freed, and lived through decades of change and tumult, right up to the civil rights era. Ernest Gaines writes in the first person and captures a uniquely American voice: fierce, tough, observant, and unwilling to fail. Made into a movie with Cicely Tyson. Also see Gaines's "Lesson Before Dying."

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