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Iola Leroy

Gelesen von James K. White

(4,667 Sterne; 21 Bewertungen)

This is the story of Iola Leroy, a free-born, mixed-race woman who passed as white. Her true racial identity eventually discovered, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Later freed by the Union Army, she journeyed to find others of her family who had been disunited from each other and strewn across the south by the forces of slavery. In the process she also struggled to improve the economic and social station of African Americans. Iola Leroy is a story about race and gender roles during the antebellum and post-Civil War eras, "passing" and the associated socio-political consequences. (Summary by James K. White) (8 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Introduction

6:05

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Chapter I

14:14

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Chapter II

16:30

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Chapter III

16:17

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Chapter IV

8:26

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Chapter V

10:22

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Chapter VI

13:15

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Chapter VII

11:31

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Chapter VIII

10:04

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Chapter IX

22:38

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Chapter X

24:27

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Chapter XI

20:28

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Chapter XII

22:15

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Chapter XIII

20:42

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Chapter XIV

15:46

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Chapter XV

16:41

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Chapter XVI

7:48

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Chapter XVII

7:30

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Chapter XVIII

29:17

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Chapter XIX

19:06

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Chapter XX

23:06

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Chapter XXI

4:40

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Chapater XXII

12:48

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Chapter XXIII

11:17

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Chapter XXIV

14:01

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Chapter XXV

14:07

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Chapter XXVI

15:34

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Chapter XXVII

11:36

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Chapter XXVIII

6:12

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Chapter XXIX

7:44

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Chapter XXX

26:10

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Chapter XXXI

8:36

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Chapter XXXII

13:34

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Chapter XXXIII (Conclusion & Note)

13:18

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Bewertungen

Iola Leroy

(5 Sterne)

I echo the previous reviewer! This important book has unexpected depth. Harper's narrative is, to modern ears, overly didactic and unashamedly Christian in tone. But a generous reading is rewarded by the author's honest and informed descriptions of the real, human problems that resulted from slavery and its aftermath. Some may consider the work idealistic and naive -- and so it is! But I for one would rather hear this positive exposition than tales of cynicism. Many thanks to narrator James White for rescuing this book from obscurity! He has excellent reading skills and great pacing, and does a fine job with the Southern US black dialect. More please, James! TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

J.K. White made this book come alive! Voices in conversations

(5 Sterne)

Tremendous

(5 Sterne)

Not only is the story by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (a powerful writer and abolitionist) absorbing, but the reading by Mr. White is wonderful. His gentle but impassioned treatment of the text is gripping.

Must Listen

(5 Sterne)

Such a good story. Very informative. It makes you see everything wasn't ever just black and white but full of color. All these different situations taking place umong such racism.