Books, Period

Join a new book club with a historical spin, featuring documents and images that illuminate the history of a novel's setting and era. 

Born on a plantation, Pheby Brown finds herself at an infamous "slave jail," run by a man whose cruelty seems to know no limit, and she's forced to make a choice: true love, or freedom--with her Jailer. Explore themes in this book and discover the true story behind the "Devil's Half-Acre:" Lumpkin's jail in Richmond, Virginia. Whether you have or haven't yet read Yellow Wife, join in for literature and history. 

Thursday, July 1
5:30 p.m. EST

Discover the history of the infamous "Lumpkin's Slave Jail" in Richmond, Virginia; as well as this city's uneasy history with slavery as the capital of the Confederacy.

 

5:30-6:30: Historical view and conversation. Join in, even if you haven't read the book!

6:30-7:00: Those who've read are invited to stay and discuss the book more closely.

The Four Winds

Date TBD 

A powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. Images, newspaper articles, and letters/diaries will illustrate the history of the Dust Bowl. 

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