THE HOMESTEADER (AN AFRICAN AMERICAN LOVE STORY IN THE EARLY WEST)

THE HOMESTEADER (AN AFRICAN AMERICAN LOVE STORY IN THE EARLY WEST)

by Oscar Micheaux, TLC BOOKS Edited

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THE HOMESTEADER.....AN AFRICAN AMERICAN LOVE STORY SET IN THE EARLY WEST. WRITTEN BY AN EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITER. 335 PAGES IN PRINT! A REALLY EMOTIONAL READ!

The Homesteader revolves around the leading character being one Jean Baptiste , a homesteader far off in the Dakotas, living where he alone is black. To this wilderness arrives Jack Stewart, a Scotsman, with his motherless daughter, Agnes. In Agnes, Baptiste meets the girl of his dreams. Agnes, however, does not know that she is not white.
Peculiar fate threw her in the company of the Homesteader, but their love is forbidden by the custom of the country. Baptiste eventually sacrifices the love of this girl of his dreams, goes back to his own people and marries the daughter of a preacher.

McCarthy, the embodiment of vanity, deceit and hypocrisy, really admires the marriage his daughter has made. He speaks of the "rich" young man she has married, praises him to the highest. Baptiste does not know, however, that McCarthy requires and is in the habit of having people praise him. Baptiste does not do it because he is not of the temperament to do so. Because of this failure grows the tragedy of mismarriage to Orlean, a sweet girl, kind and good, but like her mother, without the strength of her convictions.

Baptiste, Orlean having failed him, is persecuted by McCarthy and by Ethel (McCarthy's other daughter), who, like her father, possesses all the evil a woman is capable of; she is married to weak-kneed Glavis. In the end, Orleans, driven insane by the evil she had been the innocent cause of, rights a wrong which causes Baptiste to go back to his land in the Dakotas, where he finds the girl he first discovered. Later, he learns the truth about her race and the story has a beautiful ending.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940014243117
Publisher: TLC BOOKS
Publication date: 01/02/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,106,437
File size: 1 MB

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