Wash

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AuthorHouse, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 644 pages
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Wash, an engaging page-turner, is creative non-fiction, about a black, freed, slave struggling for his manhood in the post civil war south. It is a love story of a young man living out the principles taught in his Christian, God fearing, home. Wash's story of former slave descendents encountering constant challenges to their faith, family, friends, and future reflects a universal experience. His struggles to honor these commitments create conflict, confusion, and tragedy. Daily efforts to become educated and improve the lot of his family, friends and himself are frustrated by racist policies of he new south. He pursues the lofty goal of farm ownership. Wash's distress and degrading experiences force him to mature quickly, accept reality, and new responsibilities. His intelligence and humble manner depict many southern stereotypes used to overcome injustice and assure survival in the reconstruction of the south. He advances his cause by using the oppressive self-interests of white society to achieve his goals of farm ownership and community harmony, through hard work. He gains his farm, gives a portion of his land to establish educational and a religious institutions. He marries and begins a family that must be uprooted in order that his children find education and work in their aspiration to become productive citizens.
 

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Contents

THE ESCAPE
1
NOTHING FOR MY JOURNEY
20
A NEW HOME
44
THE CHICKEN SHACK
73
FINDING A JOB
93
THE PLAN
131
THE HEART OF IT
159
THE CHURCH OUTING
172
HAPPY TOM
370
THE POWER BROKERS
389
THE SCHEME
397
HOPE
434
ChamerXXIMEETATIHBBANK
450
THE CHRISTMAS PARTY
489
Chapter XXIII SIGNS OF DECEIT
501
HOOKED
513

THE CRAP GAME
193
BUYING THE FARM
227
LABOR OF LOVE
286
THE HOUSE
298
TRAINS A COMIN
324
STRESS OF RESPONSIBILITY
337
ORGANIZING THE WORK
345
SNEAKING HOME
361
NOTHING BUT THE FARM
542
LALA GOT HER MAN
550
EPILOGUE
575
APPENDIX IGEORGE WASHINGTON ABRAMS PARENTS AND SIBLINGS
586
APPENDIX IIGEORGE WASHINGTON ABRAMS AND LALA BRYANT ABRAMS CHILDREN
587
APPENDIX III
591
Harvey and Willa Abrams Webb
608
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Harvey Webb, Jr. D.D.S., M.P.H. Maj. U.S.A. Ret. lives in South- west Florida. He nature walks, writes.. He has three children, two grandchildren. Willa Mae Abrams Webb - Wife, Mother, farmer, stenographer, domestic, and humanitarian. The motivating force that inspired this book.