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Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest ; a true story of the Jim Crow south / Beth Macy.

Macy, Beth (author.). Toren, Suzanne. (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Silas Bronson Library - Bunker Hill Branch A-BKCD 305.896 MAC C2 (Text to phone) 34005126096089 Adult Book on CD Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury A-BKCD 305.896 MAC (Text to phone) 34005107094244 Adult Book on CD Available -

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Participant or Performer Note: Read by Suzanne Toren.
Summary, etc.: The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the world and change their lives forever. Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even "Ambassadors from Mars." Back home, their mother never accepted that they were "gone" and spent 28 years trying to get them back. Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Beth Macy expertly explores a central and difficult question: Where were the brothers better off? On the world stage as stars or in poverty at home? Truevine is a compelling narrative rich in historical detail and rife with implications to race relations today.
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Subject: African Americans Segregation
Circus performers
Kidnapping
African Americans Virginia Truevine Social conditions
Genre: Audiobooks.
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