The Randolph Legacy

The Randolph Legacy

THE RANDOLPH LEGACY Copyright © 1997 by Eileen Charbonneau All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form. . A Forge Book Published by Tom Doherty Associates, Inc. 175 Fifth Avenue New ...

Author: Eileen Charbonneau

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781466813700

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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As in her splendid adult debut, Waltzing in Ragtime, Eileen Charbonneau has written a rich and powerful historical novel of a family torn apart both by loss and by reunion. In 1815 the Windover Plantation sits in triumph on the banks of the James River in southern Virginia, a symbol for the wealth and power of the vast Randolph empire. But for ten years a pall has hung over this magnificent house, cast the day young Ethan Randolph went down on the merchant ship Ida Lee. When Judith Mercer, a beautiful young Quaker woman, comes to Windover with a strange and damaged young man, the reunion is anything but joyful. The Randolph family cannot believe that this crippled, wraith-like creature, flogged to the brink of death as a prisoner of the British Navy, is their long-lost boy. With Judith's help, Ethan begins to regain his health and his rightful place as heir to the Randolph fortune. But he also begins to fall in love with Judith, whose history is as traumatic as his own. And she is a Quaker--how can she ever love a slaveholder? "Ms. Charbonneau has surpassed fiction and taken the step toward great American literature." - Literary Times At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

American Quaker Romances

American Quaker Romances

The Randolph Legacy offers not one, but several examples of scapegoats. On the one hand, readers encounter Winthrop Randolph, the hero's father, owner of the Windover plantation and the 200 slaves who live on it, as well as his two ...

Author: Carolina Fernández Rodríguez

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788491349099

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 198

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Quaker characters have peopled many an American literary work—most notably, "Uncle Tom’s Cabin"—as Quakerism has been historically associated with progressive attitudes and the advancement of social justice. With the rise in recent years of the Christian romance market, dominated by American Evangelical companies, there has been a renewed interest in fictional Quakers. In the historical Quaker romances analyzed in this book, Quaker heroines often devote time to spiritual considerations, advocate the sanctity of marriage and promote traditional family values. However, their concern with social justice also leads them to engage in subversive behavior and to question the status quo, as illustrated by heroines who are active on the Underground Railroad or are seen organizing the Seneca Falls convention. Though relatively liberal in terms of gender, Quaker romances are considerably less progressive when it comes to race relations. Thus, they reflect America’s conflicted relationship with its history of race and gender abuse, and the country’s tendency to both resist and advocate social change. Ultimately, Quaker romances reinforce the myth of America as a White and Christian nation, here embodied by the Quaker heroine, the all-powerful savior who rescues Native Americans, African Americans and Jews while conquering the hero’s heart.
Categories: Literary Collections

Reframing Randolph

Reframing Randolph

Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph Andrew E. Kersten, Clarence Lang. which provides a framework for understanding Randolph's controversial career. As Trotter notes, the initial scholarly attention on Randolph ...

Author: Andrew E. Kersten

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814764640

Category: History

Page: 320

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At one time, Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was a household name. As president of the all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), he was an embodiment of America’s multifaceted radical tradition, a leading spokesman for Black America, and a potent symbol of trade unionism and civil rights agitation for nearly half a century. But with the dissolution of the BSCP in the 1970s, the assaults waged against organized labor in the 1980s, and the overall silencing of labor history in U.S. popular discourse, he has been largely forgotten among large segments of the general public before whom he once loomed so large. Historians, however, have not only continued to focus on Randolph himself, but his role (either direct, or via his legacy) in a wide range of social, political, cultural, and even religious milieu and movements. The authors of Reframing Randolph have taken Randolph’s dusty portrait down from the wall to reexamine and reframe it, allowing scholars to regard him in new, and often competing, lights. This collection of essays gathers, for the very first time, many genres of perspectives on Randolph. Featuring both established and emergent intellectual voices, this project seeks to avoid both hagiography and blanket condemnation alike. The contributors represent the diverse ways that historians have approached the importance of his long and complex career in the main political, social, and cultural currents of twentieth-century African American specifically, and twentieth-century U.S. history overall. The central goal of Reframing Randolph is to achieve a combination of synthetic and critical reappraisal.
Categories: History

General Digest of the Decisions of the Principal Courts in the United States

General Digest of the Decisions of the Principal Courts in the United States

... does not estop him from setting up reach his twenty - second year is payable the ademption of the legacy as a defense to upon completion of his twenty - first year . a proceeding to enforce the payment of the Randolph v .

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ISBN: PRNC:32101078254099

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: 1032

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

Army Blue

Army Blue

When Carey Randolph Blue died in September of 1947, she was buried in the graveyard at Monticello next to her mother ... The last significant estate in Virginia remotely connected to the Randolph legacy had suffered the same fate as the ...

Author: Lucian K. Truscott

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497663497

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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From the bestselling author of Dress Gray. “Part-war story, part-family saga . . . zeroes in on the men of the Blue family, three generations of soldiers” (The Washington Post). In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his first novel, Dress Gray, Truscott turns his attention to the Vietnam War and delivers a suspenseful, sprawling court-martial drama set in Saigon in 1969. At twenty-three, platoon leader Lt. Matthew Nelson Blue is the youngest member of an army family; his father is a colonel and his grandfather a profane, cantankerous retired general. Shortly after one of his men is killed by friendly fire while on routine patrol, Blue is arrested and charged with desertion in the face of the enemy. Arriving in Vietnam, his father and grandfather end their long estrangement and join forces to clear the young soldier’s name. Truscott’s plot offers less than initially meets the eye; the nature of the conspiracy and cover-up that nearly destroy Blue is fairly easy to predict, as is the disillusionment about Vietnam that eventually befalls his seniors. The author’s intimate portrayal of the texture of army life gives his narrative a more deeply felt sense of anger and regret than others in its genre, and makes its final revelations more powerful than they might otherwise have been.
Categories: Fiction

After Life

After Life

Mr. Randolph's legacy was in some way dependent upon property on which his wife had a claim ; at least , her consent was necessary before it could be sold , according to Mr. Randolph's wish , and the legacy actually handed over to ...

Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Publisher:

ISBN: NLS:V000668867

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Page: 498

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After Life Sequel to The Journal of a Home Life

After Life   Sequel to    The Journal of a Home Life

Mr. Randolph's legacy was in some way dependent upon property on which his wife had a claim ; at least , her consent was necessary before it could be sold , according to Mr. Randolph's wish , and the legacy actually handed over to ...

Author: Elizabeth Missing SEWELL

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0026682042

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Page: 500

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After Life

After Life

Mr. Randolph's legacy was in some way dependent upon property on which his wife had a claim ; at least , her consent was necessary before it could be sold , according to Mr. Randolph's wish , and the legacy actually handed over to ...

Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewel

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000834865

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Page: 324

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After Life

After Life

Mr. Randolph's legacy was in some way dependent upon property on which his wife had a claim ; at least , her consent was necessary before it could be sold , according to Mr. Randolph's wish , and the legacy actually handed over to ...

Author: Sewell

Publisher:

ISBN: UBBE:UBBE-00005711

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Page: 316

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The Randolph Hornets in the Civil War

The Randolph Hornets in the Civil War

He is listed in the Randolph Heritage as a member of Company M, although records of his service in Company M are sketchy. He is known to have served in the Confederate States Navy, and was sole survivor of the destruction of the naval ...

Author: Wallace E. Jarrell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476608839

Category: History

Page: 205

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The turbulent years of 1861–1865 were especially rough for the people of Randolph County, North Carolina. Sentiment to stay in the Union was high, and remained so throughout the war, yet hundreds of Randolph County boys marched off to fight, many never to return. “The Randolph Hornets,” Company M, 22nd Regiment North Carolina Troops, earned a reputation for their grit and determination in battle. This history of the Randolph Hornets includes articles written by Sergeant John T. Turner in 1914 recalling his experiences, and information on the company battle flag, its capture and its eventual return. A complete roster of the company includes genealogical information and short biographies for several of the men. The final chapter covers the local reenactment group based on the company.
Categories: History