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The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

July 21, 2019 by Cindy McCanAdventure, Historical Fiction | No Comments

I’ve come across many southern pre-Civil War stories about wealthy plantation owners and slaves. I’ve also read a few stories set in the post-Civil War era and that feature sharecroppers, both black and white. This is the first book I’ve read about white sharecroppers living in the pre-Civil War era …

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The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan

December 10, 2017 by Cindy McCanAdventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery | No Comments

The Detective’s Assistant was inspired by the life of Kate Warne (1833-1868), who is credited as being the first professional female detective in the United States. She worked for the Pinkerton Detective Agency in Chicago and was instrumental in uncovering the Baltimore Plot; a plot by secessionist to assassinate president-elect …

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