Curley

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University Press of America, 2004 - History - 477 pages
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Curley is a novel based on the life of Russell Norris, a Cherokee Indian from the Qualla Boundary reservation in Western North Carolina. After Russell and his family move from the reservation to Cramerton, North Carolina, a textile mill town, Russell's father takes a job as a foreman in the Cramer Cotton Mill. When Russell is only fifteen-years-old, his father dies, leaving the responsibility of raising and supporting the family on Russell's young shoulders. Determined not to die in the same mill as his father, Russell packs his guitar and hits the road, supporting his mother and four brothers by playing music throughout the southeastern United States. Traveling and working in the Depression-era south, Russell is forced to confront racism and his own battle with alcoholism. Ultimately, this is a story of courage, hope, and redemption.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
3
CHAPTER TWO
7
CHAPTER THREE
11
CHAPTER FOUR
17
CHAPTER FIVE
23
CHAPTER SIX
31
CHAPTER SEVEN
43
CHAPTER EIGHT
49
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
261
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
267
THE STRANGER
271
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
273
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN
277
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT
285
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
289
CHAPTER FORTY
293

CHAPTER NINE
57
INTO THE WORLD
67
CHAPTER TEN
69
CHAPTER ELEVEN
77
CHAPTER TWELVE
83
DIFFERENT
89
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
91
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
99
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
107
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
113
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
121
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
131
CHAPTER NINETEEN
141
CHAPTER TWENTY
147
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
153
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
159
A MAN
165
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
167
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
177
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
183
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
193
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
197
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
207
FIVE
219
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
221
CHAPTER THIRTY
227
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
235
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
245
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
255
CHAPTER FORTYONE
299
CHAPTER FORTYTWO
307
CHAPTER FORTYTHREE
315
CHAPTER FORTYFOUR
323
CHAPTER FORTYFIVE
329
CHAPTER FORTYSIX
335
CHAPTER FORTYSEVEN
341
CHAPTER FORTYEIGHT
349
REDEMPTION
355
CHAPTER FORTYNINE
357
CHAPTER FIFTY
363
CHAPTER FIFTYONE
371
CHAPTER FIFTYTWO
379
CHAPTER FIFTYTHREE
385
CHAPTER FIFTYFOUR
393
CHAPTER FIFTYFIVE
401
CHAPTER FIFTYSIX
407
CHAPTER FIFTYSEVEN
413
CHAPTER FIFTYEIGHT
419
CHAPTER FIFTYNINE
425
CHAPTER SIXTY
431
CHAPTER SIXTYONE
437
CHAPTER SIXTYTWO
443
CHAPTER SIXTYTHREE
447
CHAPTER SIXTYFOUR
453
CHAPTER SIXTYFIVE
469
Afterword
475
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
478
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About the author (2004)

James A. Bryant, Jr. is Assistant Professor for Curriculum and Instruction at the University of New Orleans. He holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of North Dakota.

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