The Resource Gloryland : a novel, Shelton Johnson, (ebook)

Gloryland : a novel, Shelton Johnson, (ebook)

Label
Gloryland : a novel
Title
Gloryland
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Shelton Johnson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born on Emancipation Day, 1863, to a sharecropping family of black and Indian blood, Elijah Yancy never lived as a slave - but his self-image as a free person is at war with his surroundings: Spartanburg, South Carolina, in the Reconstructed South. Exiled for his own survival as a teenager, Elijah walks west to the Nebraska plains - and, like other rootless young African-American men of that era, joins up with the U. S. cavalry. The trajectory of Elijahs army career parallels the nations imperial adventures in the late 19th century: subduing Native Americans in the West, quelling rebellion in the Philippines. Haunted by the terrors endured by black Americans and by his part in persecuting other people of color, Elijah is sustained only by visions, memories, prayers, and his questing spirit - which ultimately finds a home when his troop is posted to the newly created Yosemite National Park in 1903. Here, living with little beyond mountain light, running water, campfires, and stars, he becomes a man who owns himself completely, while knowing hes left pieces of himself scattered along his lifes path like pebbles on a creek bed
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1958-
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Johnson, Shelton
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Gloryland : a novel, Shelton Johnson, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781578051816
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12258078
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12258078
System control number
MWT12258078
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Gloryland : a novel, Shelton Johnson, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781578051816
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12258078
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12258078
System control number
MWT12258078
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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