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Truevine

An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love

Truevine

In Truevine, Virginia, in 1899 everyone the Muse brothers knew was either a former slave, or a child or grandchild of slaves.

George and Willie Muse were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark. Les mer
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Truevine

In Truevine, Virginia, in 1899 everyone the Muse brothers knew was either a former slave, or a child or grandchild of slaves.

George and Willie Muse were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark. Until a white man offered them candy and stole them away to become circus freaks. For the next twenty-eight years, their distraught mother struggled to get them back. But were they really kidnapped? And how did their mother, a barely literate black woman in the segregated South, manage to bring them home? And why, after coming home, would they want to go back to the circus?

In Truevine, bestselling author Beth Macy reveals for the first time what really happened to the Muse brothers. It is an unforgettable story of cruelty and exploitation, but also of loyalty, determination and love.

Introduction - i: Prologue: I Am the True Vine
Chapter - 1: Sit Down and Shut Up
Chapter - 2: White Peoples Is Hateful
Chapter - 3: And Still the Cry Against Us Continues
Chapter - 4: your Momma Is Dead
Chapter - 5: Some Serious Secrets
Chapter - 6: A Paying Proposition
Chapter - 7: He Who Hustleth While He Waiteth
Chapter - 8: Comma, Colored
Chapter - 9: The Prodigal Sons
Chapter - 10: Not One Single, Solitary, Red Penny
Chapter - 11: Adultery's Siamese Twin
Chapter - 12: Housekeeping!
Chapter - 13: Practically Imbeciles
Chapter - 14: Very Good Old Colored Woman
Chapter - 15: Wilbur and John
Chapter - 16: God is Good to Me


Section - ii: Epilogue: Markers
Acknowledgements - iii: Acknowledgements
Section - iv: Notes
Index - v: Index

An extraordinary and moving story of two brothers from the American South who were stolen away to become circus freaks.

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