The Trials of Amos Rayfield

The Trials of Amos Rayfield

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In 1963, Amos Rayfield, the President of a university in Mississippi, is confronted with the issue of the schoola€™s first black applicant. At the same time, Rayfield discovers that an ancestor of his with the same name, owned a slave in the 1840s. As Rayfield, with the help of one of his professors, discovers more about the extraordinary slave his ancestor owned, he also discovers more about the minority applicant, whose family history mirrors that of Rayfielda€™s own family. Through his discoveries, Rayfield comes to confront his, most deeply, held values as well as the traditions of the South he loves. In chapters alternating between 1963 and the ante-bellum South, the story explores the attitudes and violence that allowed slavery and segregation to flourish for so long in a land dedicated to equality before the law.Rayfield realized as he read the essay that he knew the auto repair shop that the boy referred to. Amos drove a ... and honest to a fault. He remembered one time when the mechanic gave an estimate for a repair, ... Among the VA forms, there were two glowing letters of recommendation from the mana#39;s military commanders.

Title:The Trials of Amos Rayfield
Author: J. D. Bryce
Publisher:America Star Books - 2015-01-14

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