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The Pecan Orchard : Journey of a Sharecropper's Daughter

By: Allen, Peggy Vonsherie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (270 p.).ISBN: 9780817384548.Subject(s): African Americans - Alabama - Butler County - Social life and customs - 20th century | African Americans -- Alabama -- Butler County -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Anecdotes | Allen family | Allen family -- Anecdotes | Allen, Peggy Vonsherie - Childhood and youth | Allen, Peggy Vonsherie - Family | Allen, Peggy Vonsherie, 1959- -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes | Allen, Peggy Vonsherie, 1959- -- Family -- Anecdotes | Butler County (Ala.) - Social life and customs - 20th century | Butler County (Ala.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Anecdotes | Country life - Alabama - Butler County | Country life -- Alabama -- Butler County -- Anecdotes | Sharecroppers - Alabama - Butler County - Social life and customs - 20th century | Sharecroppers -- Alabama -- Butler County -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- AnecdotesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Pecan Orchard : Journey of a Sharecropper's DaughterDDC classification: 305.896/073076137 | 305.89607307 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. The Beginning; II. The Work; III. The Business; IV. The Characters; V. The Stories
Summary: This is a true story of the struggle, survival, and ultimate success of a large black family in south Alabama who, in the middle decades of the 20th century, lifted themselves out of poverty to achieve the American dream of property ownership. Descended from slaves and sharecroppers in the Black Belt region, this family of hard-working parents and their thirteen children is mentored by its matriarch, Moa, the author's beloved great grandmother, who passes on to the family, along with other cultural wealth, her recipe for moonshine. Without rancor or blame, and even with occ
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. The Beginning; II. The Work; III. The Business; IV. The Characters; V. The Stories

This is a true story of the struggle, survival, and ultimate success of a large black family in south Alabama who, in the middle decades of the 20th century, lifted themselves out of poverty to achieve the American dream of property ownership. Descended from slaves and sharecroppers in the Black Belt region, this family of hard-working parents and their thirteen children is mentored by its matriarch, Moa, the author's beloved great grandmother, who passes on to the family, along with other cultural wealth, her recipe for moonshine. Without rancor or blame, and even with occ

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Allen grew up the daughter of a sharecropper in Greenville, AL, in the 1960s and 1970s. Her story, however, begins with her maternal grandfather and his strong, persevering mother, Moa. Instead of moving chronologically, Allen leaps among family narratives effortlessly, making the reader laugh and cry with each new adventure. She shows us the fear Moa felt as a young slave who lost her family and the pain her father endured when he lost his mother at a young age. Each tale in her family history leaves the reader eager to learn how the Allen clan will survive the coming hardships and celebrate more triumphs. It is easy to get lost in Allen's childhood world, filled with engaging characters and told in informal but poetic language. It often feels as though she is sitting across the table from the reader, sharing a cup of tea along with these family stories. VERDICT Recommended for lovers of memoirs and autobiographies and for anyone who enjoys narratives of personal triumph.-Sonnet Erin Brown, Univ. of New Orleans Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Peggy Vonsherie Allen is Deputy Director of Traffic and Safety Engineering for DeKalb County, Georgia.

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