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Searching for Jim is the untold story of Sam Clemens and the world of slavery that produced him. Despite Clemens’s remarks to the contrary in his autobiography, slavery was very much a part of his life. Terrell Dempsey has uncovered a wealth of newspaper accounts and archival material revealing that Clemens’s life, from the ages of twelve to seventeen, was intertwined with the lives of the slaves around him.

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Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (Hardcover)

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Daughter of Fortune (Paperback)

2003 Jessy Pick - Our first book pick for our first neighborhood book club meeting. Thanks for organizing Jessy! historical novel.