Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau

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Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau

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In a time of post-Revolutionary fervor in Richmond, Virginia, an imposing twenty-four-year-old man named Gabriel, known for his courage and intellect, plotted a rebellion involving thousands of African-American freedom seekers armed with refashioned pitchforks and other implements of Gabriel’s blacksmith trade. The revolt would be thwarted by a confluence of fierce weather and human betrayal, but Gabriel retained his dignity to the end. History knows little of Gabriel’s early life. But here, author Gigi Amateau imagines a childhood shaped by a mother’s devotion, a father’s passion for liberation, and a friendship with a white master’s son who later proved cowardly and cruel. She gives vibrant life to Gabriel’s love for his wife-to-be, Nanny. Interwoven with original documents, this poignant, illuminating novel gives a personal face to a remarkable moment in history.

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