Princess of the Hither Isles

A Black Suffragist's Story from the Jim Crow South
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.05 hours)
Product Number: Z100153807
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781494537234
Narrator/s: Allyson Johnson
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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A compelling reconstruction of the life of a black suffragist, Adella Hunt Logan, blending family lore, historical research, and literary imagination. Born during the Civil War into a slaveholding family that included black, white, and Cherokee forebears, Adella Hunt Logan dedicated herself to advancing political and educational opportunities for the African American community. She taught at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute but also joined the segregated woman suffrage movement, passing for white in order to fight for the rights of people of color. Her determination-as a wife, mother, scholar, and activist-to challenge the draconian restraints of race and gender generated conflicts that precipitated her tragic demise. Historian Adele Logan Alexander-Adella Hunt Logan's granddaughter-portrays Adella, her family, and contemporaries such as Booker T. Washington, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, George Washington Carver, Theodore Roosevelt, and W. E. B. Du Bois. Alexander bridges the chasms that frustrate efforts to document the lives of those who traditionally have been silenced, weaving together family lore, historical research, and literary imagination into a riveting, multigenerational family saga.


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Princess of the Hither Isles
Product Number: BX00197827
Product Number:DD47851
Product Number:Z100153807

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Narrator(s): Allyson Johnson
Product Number DD47851
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541431881

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"Allyson Johnson narrates this winding biography of Adella Hunt Logan and her family, as told by her granddaughter. Light-skinned Adella, born before the Civil War, was a suffragist who campaigned for African-American voting rights from her earliest days. Johnson skillfully employs a multitude of Southern and Northern accents and inflections for the host of characters who were important in her time, including W.E.B. Dubois, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Theodore Roosevelt, and Susan B. Anthony. Living and teaching at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute, Logan fought for political and educational rights for African-Americans. Johnson captures her passion in sharp tones that shift to a somewhat ponderous intonation for letters and articles. Note: This work faithfully reproduces the racist language and attitudes its setting. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"