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Author Berry, Bertice.

Title The ties that bind : a memoir of race, memory, and redemption / Bertice Berry.

Publication Info. New York : Broadway Books, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  973.7 BER    Storage
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  B BERRY BEATRICE    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 BERRY, BER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  973.711 BE    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 205 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Include bibliography (pages 199-205).
Summary ... Her memoir is an act of contrition toward ?the man whose name I tried to tarnish? as well as a journey of self-discovery and self-education as she uncovers the historical Hunn?indeed, ?a good man.... a Quaker who risked life and limb in the fight for abolition? and ?the southernmost conductor of the Underground Railroad.? Berry weaves abolitionist history with autobiography (her single mother?s struggle to raise a family of seven children; her own finding ?a way out of poverty through education?). Berry?s competently researched book, with its sprinklings of history, folklore and scripture along with a motivational thrust (?We are all born with a purpose, a journey that must be completed?), provide an accessible, readable introduction for others ?saddened... that none of this history had been made part of my education.??Publishers Weekly
Subject Berry, Bertice -- Family.
African Americans -- Biography.
African American families.
Freeman, John Henry, -1929 or 1930.
Hunn, John, 1818-1894.
Underground Railroad -- Delaware.
Berry, Bertice -- Childhood and youth.
Wilmington (Del.) -- Biography.
Slavery -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 9780767924146
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