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Soulcatcher and Other Stories ❴Download❵ ➹ Soulcatcher and Other Stories Author Charles R. Johnson – Twelve stories about the African experience of slavery in America by the National Book Award winning novelistNothing has had as profound an effect on American life as slavery For blacks and whites ali Twelve stories about the African experience of slavery in America by the Soulcatcher and PDF or National Book Award winning novelistNothing has had as profound an effect on American life as slavery For blacks and whites alike the experience has left us with a conflicted and contradictory history Now famed novelist Charles Johnson whose Middle Passage won the National Book Award presents a dozen tales of the effects and experience of slavery each based on historical fact and each about those Africans who arrived on our shores in shackles From Martha Washington's management of her slaves beueathed to her at the death of the first president to a boy chained in the bowels of a ship plying the infamous passage from Africa to the South laden with human cargo from a lynching in Indiana to a hunter of escaped slaves searching the Boston market for his uarry from an early uaker meeting exploring resettlement in Africa to the day after Emancipation the voices terrors and savagery of slavery come vividly and unforgettably to life These stories told by a master storyteller transcend history even as they present it and retell the mythic proportions of a historical period with astounding realism and beauty power and emotion.

About the Author: Charles R. Johnson

Charles R Johnson is an American scholar and author of novels short Soulcatcher and PDF or stories and essays Johnson an African American has directly addressed the issues of black life in America in novels such as Middle Passage and Dreamer Johnson first came to prominence in the s as a political cartoonist at which time he was also involved in radical politics In he published a collection of cartoon.

10 thoughts on “Soulcatcher and Other Stories

  1. Anne Anne says:

    I bought this because I read Middle Passage by the same author a while ago and enjoyed it This is a collection of short stories all about slavery They were written to accompany a PBS series Africans in America according to the preface by the author These stories suffered somewhat by being so short the book is only 110 pages with twelve stories I was looking for depth Maybe I was expecting too much after all they are short stories so by their very nature there is not much room for detail But I did enjoy the read accepting this short coming

  2. Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams says:

    Soulcatcher And Other StoriesThis is a book of short stories of Black in America post Civil War Story about Martha Washington Fredrick Douglas and other people of a sad time in American History Some are funny some are thought protein and other are just sad A book all should read

  3. Caltin Cross Caltin Cross says:

    Very moving Very relevant

  4. Rosaland Harris Rosaland Harris says:

    I have learned about some of my history from reading these short stories Loved it

  5. Vanessa Dirar Vanessa Dirar says:

    Johnson's collection of short stories about slavery were meek and indescriptive They relied to heavily on the assumed knowledge of the leader Further too many of the stories were not about the lives of slaves but others related to the life and slavery Only one story Transmission which discusses the middle passage is telling but the rest fall short of being even slightly entertaining Not worth reading There are other anthologies or literary accounts of slavery which are better written

  6. Gabrielle Gabrielle says:

    This collection of fiction short stories can be used in the classroom to study slavery in the United States from multiple perspectives The stories are short enough where students won't feel bogged down with the text and interesting to spark engaging discussions This can also be used to model writing from a historical perspective and the amount of research and accuracy reuired to write in such context

  7. Kc Kc says:

    Very short stories but worth the read because you feel for the characters and it takes you beyond comfort zone The author makes no solidified judgment on right versus wrong

  8. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Just okay A couple of the stories would make very interesting novels Nice uick read though

  9. Chris Johnson Chris Johnson says:

    classic short AND sweet one of the best collection of short stories you can read Transmission was like a mini novel in itself incredble Charles Johnson one of the best writers living

  10. Nathan Marone Nathan Marone says:

    After appreciating a couple of his novels it was a real treat to read these Charles Johnson short stories They were commissioned to supplement the PBS documentary Africans in America The subtitle on the book 12 powerful stories of slavery is a little misleading as most of the stories deal with the political realities that surrounded slavery in America Johnson chose to write each story with a different literary techniue He uses first person narratives epistles newspaper articles and even fairy tales to structure his kaleidoscopic vision of America's troubled history Highlights Transmission A Soldier for the Crown Martha's Dilemma The Plague and The Mayor's Tale All of the stories are great however

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