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Jacobs Ladder Donald McCraig

Jacobs Ladder

Donald McCraig

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ISBN : 9781578152629
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From the interlocked lives of masters and slaves, and from a wealth of carefully researched, yet unobtrusive historical detail, Donald McCaig conjures a passionate and richly textured story set in the heart of Americas greatest and most devastatingMoreFrom the interlocked lives of masters and slaves, and from a wealth of carefully researched, yet unobtrusive historical detail, Donald McCaig conjures a passionate and richly textured story set in the heart of Americas greatest and most devastating war. Duncan Gatewood, 17 and heir to Gatewood Plantation, falls in love with Maggie, a mulatto slave, who conceives a son, Jacob. Maggie and Jacob are sold south, and Duncan is packed off by his irate father to the Virginia Military Institute. Another Gatewood slave, Jesse -- whose love for Maggie is unrequited -- escapes to find her and is sheltered by a young white couple who are sentenced to prison for this crime. Jesse finds his freedom and enlists in the Union army- in time he will confront his former masters.