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Revolution Books Welcomes James Russell,author of Escape from Texas

Date:
Monday, August 13, 2012
Time:
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Revolution Books
Email:
Phone:
(510)848-1196
Address:
2425 Channing Way,Berkeley, CA
Location Details:
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue)Wheelchair accessible,donations accepted.

James W. Russell discusses his book, Escape from Texas: A Novel of Slavery and the Texas War of Independence

In 1828 James, a slave, arrives in Texas, brought by his owner, Samuel Bingham. Texas is then a part of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. James comes to Texas because he has no choice. But once there, he finds a postrevolutionary country where slavery is on the way out and his freedom is a real possibility. His owner, though, is determined to take advantage of the low cost of land in Texas to build up a farm into a cotton plantation with the use of slave labor. Over the next nine years James will experience and participate in a series of wrenching events that marked the origins of the Lone Star State.


Set in the years surrounding the 1836 Texas War of Independence, Escape from Texas is a solidly researched examination of the clashing aspirations of slaves, slave owners, Indians, and Mexicans during a turning point of the westward expansion of the United States.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Aug 5, 2012 6:47PM
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