By the Rivers of Water A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey
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Description: In late 1832, a young missionary couple sailed from the Chesapeake Bay, headed for western Africa. John Leighton Wilson and his wife, Jane, were traveling to the colony of Liberia, where theyand their fellow passengers, mostly liberated slaves and freeborn African Americanshoped to find an alternative to the inequality of the American South. Soon after their arrival, though, conflict erupted between the settlers and their Grebo and Mpongwe neighbors, shattering the Wilsons’ utopian dreams. The true nightmare, however, came when they returned to the United States. Confronting an onrushing war, the Wilsons were forced to make a terrible choice, revealing with tragic finality whereand with whomthey felt they truly belonged.A sweeping transatlantic story of good intentions and cruel consequences, By the Rivers of Water offers a humane portrait of two very different worlds, both riven by war and racial hatred and sustained by deepand, occasionally, sharedfaiths.
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Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 10/8/2013
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
|A Slave's World|
|A Black River Home|
|A Place Seen from Afar|
|Journey to a West African Cape|
|Testing the Waters|
|Fair Hope Among the Grebo|
|Beneath an African Sky|
|Sorrows and Conflicts|
|The Bitter Cost of Freedom|
|Exploring Strange Worlds|
|The Conversion of William Davis (Mworeh Mah)|
|"The Liberty of Choosing for Themselves"|
|Life Among the Mpongwe|
|Toko and the Waterwitch|
|A Sophisticated, Hospitable, and Heathen People|
|The French: "The Most Dishonest and Shameless People"|
|"He Worships with Sincere Devotion the Customs of His Ancestors"|
|An Unsought and Unexpected Appointment|
|A Patriot's Choice|
|Index of Names|