Gem of the Ocean

Gem of the Ocean

Book - 2006
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Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, it is chronologically the first work in August Wilson's decade-by-decade cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century-an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Fences and The Piano Lesson. Aunt Esther, the drama's 287-year-old fiery matriarch, welcomes into her Hill District home Solly Two Kings, who was born into slavery and scouted for the Union Army, and Citizen Barlow, a young man from Alabama searching for a new life.
Publisher: New York : Theatre Communications Group ; St. Paul, MN : Distributed to the Book trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781559362818
1559362812
9781559362801
1559362804
Branch Call Number: 812.54/WILSON
Characteristics: 85 p. ; 22 cm.

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David_A_MPLS
Sep 29, 2008

Gem of the Ocean gave me an understanding of African-American life in the years immediately following emancipation.

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