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Come August, Come Freedom The Bellows, the Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel.

An 1800 insurrection planned by a literate slave known as "Prosser?s Gabriel" inspires a historical novel following one extraordinary man?s life. In a time of post-Revolutionary fervor in Richmond, Virginia, an imposing twenty-five-year-old slave named Gabriel, known for his courage and intellect, plotted a rebellion involving thousands of African- American freedom seekers armed with refashioned pitchforks and other implements of Gabriel?s blacksmith trade. The revolt would be thwarted by a confluence of fierce weather and human betrayal, but Gabriel retained his dignity to the end. History knows little of Gabriel?s early life. But here, author Gigi Amateau imagines a childhood shaped by a mother?s devotion, a father?s passion for liberation, and a friendship with a white master?s son who later proved cowardly and cruel. She gives vibrant life to Gabriel?s love for his wife-to-be, Nanny, a slave woman whose freedom he worked tirelessly, and futilely, to buy. Interwoven with original documents, this poignant, illuminating novel gives a personal face to a remarkable moment in history.

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  • "An 1800 insurrection planned by a literate slave known as "Prosser?s Gabriel" inspires a historical novel following one extraordinary man?s life. In a time of post-Revolutionary fervor in Richmond, Virginia, an imposing twenty-five-year-old slave named Gabriel, known for his courage and intellect, plotted a rebellion involving thousands of African- American freedom seekers armed with refashioned pitchforks and other implements of Gabriel?s blacksmith trade. The revolt would be thwarted by a confluence of fierce weather and human betrayal, but Gabriel retained his dignity to the end. History knows little of Gabriel?s early life. But here, author Gigi Amateau imagines a childhood shaped by a mother?s devotion, a father?s passion for liberation, and a friendship with a white master?s son who later proved cowardly and cruel. She gives vibrant life to Gabriel?s love for his wife-to-be, Nanny, a slave woman whose freedom he worked tirelessly, and futilely, to buy. Interwoven with original documents, this poignant, illuminating novel gives a personal face to a remarkable moment in history."@en
  • "Imagines the childhood and youth of "Prosser's Gabriel", a courageous and intelligent blacksmith in post-Revolutionary Richmond, Virginia, who roused thousands of African-Americans slaves like himself to rebel."

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  • "Young adult fiction."
  • "Fiction"
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  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Historical fiction."

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