9780803260184-0803260180-A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith

A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith

ISBN-13: 9780803260184
ISBN-10: 0803260180
Author: Cox, Anna-Lisa
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: BISON BOOKS
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780803260184
ISBN-10: 0803260180
Author: Cox, Anna-Lisa
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: BISON BOOKS
Format: Paperback 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Cox, Anna-Lisa wrote A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith comprising 296 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0803260180 and 9780803260184. Since then A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.19 or rent at the marketplace.

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In the heartland of the United States 150 years ago, where racism and hatred were common, a community decided there could be a different America. Here schools and churches were completely integrated, blacks and whites intermarried, and power and wealth were shared by both races. But for this to happen, the town’s citizens had to keep secrets, break the laws of the world outside, and sweep aside fear and embrace hope. In a historical-detective feat, Anna-Lisa Cox uncovers the heartening story of this community that took the road untaken. Beginning in the 1860s, the people of Covert, Michigan, attempted to do what then seemed impossible: love one’s neighbor—regardless of skin color—as oneself. Drawing on diaries, oral histories, and contemporary records, Cox gives us intimate glimpses of Covert’s people, from William Conner, the Civil War veteran who went on to become Michigan's first black justice of the peace, to Elizabeth Gillard, who, shipwrecked and washed onto Covert's shores, ultimately came to love the unusual community she would call home. In bringing these and other stories of this small town to light, Cox presents a vision of what our nation might have been, and could be.

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