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The Colonel's Dream

Gelesen von James K. White

(4,562 Sterne; 24 Bewertungen)

In this novel, Chesnutt described the hopelessness of Reconstruction in a post-Civil War South that was bent on reestablishing the former status quo and rebuilding itself as a region of the United States where new forms of "slavery" would replace the old. This novel illustrated how race hatred and the impotence of a reluctant Federal Government trumped the rule of law, ultimately setting the stage for the rise of institutions such as Jim Crow, lynching, chain gangs and work farms--all established with the intent of disenfranchising African Americans. - Summary by James K. White (9 hr 5 min)

Chapters

Dedication & Chapter 1

25:05

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Chapter 2

10:01

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Chapter 3

20:17

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Chapter 4

15:33

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Chapter 5

10:50

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Chapter 6

22:57

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Chapter 7

9:26

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Chapter 8

16:16

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Chapter 9

27:00

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Chapter 10

9:21

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Chapter 11

24:56

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Chapter 12

6:47

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Chapter 13

24:17

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Chapter 14

20:19

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Chapter 15

20:30

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Chapter 16

14:22

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Chapter 17

7:23

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Chapter 18

25:06

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Chapter 19

20:35

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Chapter 20

21:49

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Chapter 21

11:20

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Chapter 22

10:42

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Chapter 23

10:59

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Chapter 24

13:54

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Chapter 25

9:18

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Chapter 26

13:47

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Chapter 27

8:22

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Chapter 28

14:59

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Chapter 29

16:22

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Chapter 30

8:35

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Chapter 31

8:57

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Chapter 32

13:30

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Chapter 33

5:45

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Chapter 34

4:00

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Chapter 35

8:18

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Chapter 36

12:59

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Chapter 37

6:39

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Chapter 38

4:29

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Chapter 39

9:51

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Bewertungen

Colonel's Dream

(5 Sterne)

Another great novel by one of the finest black American writers rescued from undeservedly obscurity by reader/performer James White. The story of how peonage survived into the late 19th century via the era's obscene vagrancy laws is sobering, shocking. Mercifully, this social novel doesn't preach and has complex actors -- not all black characters are paragons and many white ones have good intentions but are ineffective. Good doesn't always triumph and even true love sometimes fails to win out. Hmm. Sounds like real life. I understand that Chestnutt's publisher was less than thrilled with the book, which didn't sell so well. Which only goes to show ...er, something or other. As usual, James White's reading is a real pleasure. Thank you! TheBookworm, Manchester, UK.

THANK GOD THE WORLD HAS CHANGED...A BIT.

(5 Sterne)

I MUST THANK THE READER,I REALLT GOT INTO EACH CHARACTER.DID NOT WANT TO GO TO SLEEP AS THIS WAS A SAD COMPELLING STORY OF MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN. I JUST HOPE THAT ALL THOSE NEGRO HATERS REINCARNATED TO BECOME A MEMBER OF A DOWNTRODDEN CULTURE. IF GOD HAD SIMPLY MADE US ALL GREY THESE PROBLEMS WIULD NOT HAVE EVENTUATED. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN ANOTHER...A BRAIN SURGEON OR A MAID WHO DO A GOOD JOB , ARE, IN MY EYES EQUAL.

Devastating

(5 Sterne)

This novel struck me as the most complex of the Chesnutt novels that I have read thus far. It is also absolutely devastation. Considering the times it details, it would have been impossible to be otherwise. As always, James White's reading is superb.

(4,5 Sterne)

Excellent reading, as always. The book is not the best from the author, but it is worth your time.

great story

(5 Sterne)

Very well read and the story tells of what it was like back then.