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Son of cotton plantation owner challenges his father's ways in C. James Gilbert's Civil War novel
Sunbury Press has released author C. James Gilbert's Civil War-era novel "A Deeper Sense of Loyalty" about a Southern cotton plantation owner's son who questions his father's ways.
About the book:
In 1860, James Langdon, a southern boy from Macon, Georgia, is all set to celebrate his eighteenth birthday after graduating from school in New York. He has been groomed to handle the business end of his father's large cotton plantation. A deeply religious lad with an uncharacteristic aversion to slavery, James's father raised him to believe that unlike other negroes, the workers on Langdon Plantation were sharecroppers and not slaves.
When James finds out that his father has deceived him, it sets up a conflict between the two men that takes a war to settle. When hostilities break out in 1861, he leaves home, ostensibly to serve the Southern cause. Instead, he embarks on his own mission to help slaves escape to Canada.
Now considered to be a traitor and an outlaw by the South, danger is his constant companion; certain death awaits him should he be caught. Although he is powerless to go against his conscience, he is equally ridden with guilt for turning his back on his heritage. James knows that when the war ends, there will still be one last confrontation left for him: facing his father.
A Deeper Sense of Loyalty
Authored by C. James Gilbert
List Price: $16.95
5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
Sunbury Press, Inc.
BISAC: Fiction / Historical
Also available on Nook and Kindle
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