(EPUB) [The Personal History of Rachel DuPree]

This story was filled with a variety of dynamics not usually combined together It is what makes this book so interesting Weisgarber sets the stage of a Negro womanfamily s life owning a cattle Catholics, Anglicans, and Puritans: Seventeenth-Century Essays ranch in the Badlands of South Dakota in 1917 A far cry from the Historical Fiction books from the Civil Rights or Slavery era I find myselfeading a lot Based on the Homestead Act Weisgarber combines fact and fiction is this wonderful enlightening story of Rachel DuPree s life I thoroughly enjoy it The voice of Rachel "DuPree Drew Me In "drew me in this one so it was a uick Histoire de F�nelon, Archev�que de Cambrai, Vol. 1: Compos�e Sur Les Manuscrits Originaux (Classic Reprint) read Very conversational tone succinct sentences written in such a way that you feel like youe listening to the innermost thoughts of the character She does give you a lot of back story as she narrates so if you Contemporary Film Theory re the kind of person who hates that you might not like it In this case it didn t bother me because it worked for storyIt s about a woman who comes toealize like duh how the choices one makes for love actually affects their innocent children It s also Tagalog English Dictionary really about Isaac DuPree the ambitious self centered man that Rachel marries because all she can think is how she must be so lucky because a man like him chooses her Ugh She moves away from her home in Chicago to the South Dakota Badlands where she has to learn how to do the kind ofanch work that a city girl has no clue about And the thing that comes first for her husband is not his children or his wife PHP in Action: Objects, Design, Agility rather it is his land ownershipNot that Rachel just blames her husband because in the story she tells you how she knew this upfront The story hereeally is about hard working people trying to make a name for themselves about a family that manages to achieve what some saw as impossible but it s also about what pride will do to people when they only care about what the world thinks of them I loved hearing the narrator s point of views making it so easy to empathize with her AND get mad at her at the same time Yet somehow I kept expecting something to happen here until I Baby Elephant Gets Lost realized that the authoreally was just taking us through the mind of a woman who was mulling over her marriage and trying to figure out how to make it up to her children Although I must say the ending was a little disappointing And I couldn t stop wondering how the book would have 100 Themes de Conversation en Francais read had Isaac DuPree been a second narrator My favorite thing about the book were the underlying lessons Like one of my favorite parts when Rachel finallyealizes that she did not have to hate the Agency Indians She finally saw Mrs Fills The Pipe for who she eally was a woman just like herself Her eyes were black like my mother s Her skin was brown like Alise s Her face was tired and sad like mine Her sister in

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was dying but d helped me because Mary asked her toall that from an agency Indian Isaac hated Indians but that didn t make it ight It didn t mean I had to It didn t mean I had to hold on to grievances that were never mine Simultaneously heartbreaking and enjoyable story of a black family s struggle to survive the Badlands in the early 1900 s Powerful characters Very engaging ead Rachel works as a cook at a boardinghouse for negro men who work at the slaughterhouses in Chicago The boardinghouse is owned by Mrs Dupree a widow When her son Issac eturns from military service he sees an opportunity to gain land for his homestead claim by marrying Rachel She is infatuated by Issac and agrees So begins their life together in the Badlands in South Dakota Issac continues to buy land from those who csnnot sustain their anches For Issac land is everything Rachel supports Issac but longs for his heart When the Dust Bowl hits Issac and Rachel must make some difficult decisions at the sacrific of their children Supplies are limited and Rachel does her best to keep food on the table Issac fought against the Lakota Indians and does not want Rachel to have any association with them Rachel longs for the companionship of neighbors all the difficult when most are white Narrated by Rachel I felt her pain and struggled and the desires she holds for her children A grest historical novel that explores Isaac et Rachel Dupree avaient de uoi être fiers Premiers fermiers noirs des Badlands à la tête d'un domaine de 160 acres et d'un petit cheptel l'ancien soldat Buffalo et la petite cuisinière de Chicago se voyaient déjà faire jeu égal avec les pionniers blancs ua. ,

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Perienced with her the The Back House Ghosts racial tensions and the prejudices the whites blacks and indians had for each other and I wondered Why Why can t we even now just all get along Underneath our colors we are all the same Rachelealizes this as Mrs Fills the Pipe an old indian suaw is there for her "when her own husband Isaac is not This book made me appreciate my life It also made me appreciate "her own husband Isaac is not This book made me appreciate my life It also made me appreciate faith in God Rachel struggled with her faith I found myself wanting her to pray for help I wanted to pray for her As this novel begins it is the early 1900 s and Rachel Reeves has been working as a cook for eight years at Mrs DuPree s boarding house for black men in Chicago Now 25 she is still unmarried but attracted to Mrs DuPree s son Isaac 31 who has been in the army for 13 years Isaac served in the 9th Cavalry Regiment historically one of the original six Haven: A Graphic Novel regiments of theegular US Army set aside for black enlisted men by Congress in the act of July 28 1866 eorganizing the army for post Civil War service mainly against native peoples in the West Isaac intends to get land pursuant to the 1862 Homestead Act providing that any man or unmarried woman could claim a hundred and sixty ares of public land out west Even blacks were eligible as Isaac explained to a friend The Homestead Act doesn t care about the color of a man s skin A man s a man in the West Mrs DuPree looks down on Rachel she is too dark not well educated she had to uit school to support her family and doesn t come from an aristocratic family Nevertheless the ambitious Isaac figures that with Rachel he could get 320 acres instead of 160 and agrees to marry her for one year in exchange Rachel intended to prove to Isaac in that year that he wouldn t be able to do without her Mrs DuPree disowns Isaac for marrying low and the couple sets out for the South Dakota BadlandsThe book narrated by Rachel goes back and forth in time beginning when Rachel worked at the boarding house and alternating with a period fourteen years after the couple left for the west They now have five children with another two having died as infants Life in the Badlands is extremely difficult but whenever they get extra money Isaac uses it to buy yet land as the story begins they have 2500 acres but hardly enough food and water to surviveRachel increasingly feels that Isaac cares about accumulating land than the welfare of the est of the family especially the children Brave The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction resourceful and determined she makes a hard decision for her futureDiscussion There are a couple of subplots in the story worth mentioning One is the social divide between Northern and Southern blacks If youead World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe you will be eminded of the similar friction between German and Russian Jewish immigrants to the United States the former considering themselves a cut above the latter When Mrs "DuPree has Ida B Wells come to speak to her ladies group Rachel is delighted to discover that "has Ida B Wells come to speak to her ladies group Rachel is delighted to discover that famous and accomplished Mrs Wells had been born a slave in Mississippi and elated to Rachel than the fancy women in the parlor Ida Bell Wells Barnett born in 1862 was an African American journalist newspaper editor suffragist sociologist feminist an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP in 1909Another thread unning through the story is Isaac s curiously virulent hostility toward Native Americans Rachel doesn t find out the eason for it until almost the end of the story But hints of what happened arise periodically and affect the family s Impaired: A Nurse's Story of Addiction relationship with others out westEvaluation This gem of a book grabbed me from the start It s not long but manages to pack a lot into it from conditions for early settlers in the west toace The Forever Court (Knights of the Borrowed Dark relations social conventions genderoles and expectations and family love and loyalty It would make an excellent book club selectionAwardsOrange Prize Nominee for New Writers 2009David J Langum Sr Prize for American Historical Fiction 2010Note A movie with an all star cast with Viola Davis Mahershala Ali and uvenzhan Wallis is in the work. Te plus l'isolement dans leuel l'orgueil et l'obstination de son mari les ont plongés elle et ses petits Pour sauver ses enfants et etrouver sa dignité perdue Rachel Dupree va devoir puiser dans ses dernières forces et prendre la décision la plus difficile de sa vi. He little known journey of negro pioneers The book was clearly
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researched This is kind of book that makes me joyful as a eader It s immediately engrossing it illuminates a life that is otherwise foreign to me and paints Ola Shakes It Up real landscapes and situations I ve never experienced Set in 1917 at aanch in South Dakota by the Badlands the story is told by Rachel DuPree an African American woman who married an ambitious man whose entire identity and self value is tied up in the land he owns The book opens with a punch a longstanding drought The Glass Arrow reuires the extreme measure of lowering the smallest child into theanch s well in order to scoop up what water may be had From the beginning Rachel is torn between desperately wanting the water to keep her c This is the story of Rachel Dupree a black woman pioneer living with her husband and their five children in the Badlands of South Dakota Isaac Rachel s husband is a hard man determined that his children will never have to bow and scrape to the whites In Isaac s mind owning land is the only insurance against this Rachel who is nine months pregnant is less certain In their fourteen years in the Badlands they "have lost two children Life in South Dakota is stark and mean and Rachel mourns that "lost two children Life in South Dakota is stark and mean and Rachel mourns that children have not experienced the sweetness of childhood in such a barren placeThis book was compared to the Laura Ingalls Wilder books but they have little in common with this book In the Little House books except for the last two the story is told from a child s perspective The books are full of love and adventure new challenges are exciting The Personal History of Rachel Dupree is told from a mother s perspective so it is fraught with worry and anxiety The drought the sick milk cow her unborn child the empty cellar are all Einatmen, Ausatmen reasons to worry about the future and the survival of her childrenThis book was uite well written but I wouldn t call it a pleasure toead Throughout it I felt troubled and nervous which is a testament to the Weisgarberr s skills Also it is worth noting that i had just found out I was pregnant when I ead this book Rachel s sometimes problematic pregnancy and anxiety hit VERY close to home But I do look forward to from her I ead author Ann Weisgarber s sopho novel The Promise a few years back and knew immediately that I must backtrack and Lightfoot the Historian: The Nature and Role of History in the Life and Thought of J.B. Lightfoot (1828-1884) as Churchman and Scholar read her debut The Personal History of Rachel This is the story of Rachel Dupree wife of one of the few African Americananchers in the South Dakota Badlands in 1917 As the story opens Isaac is lowering their six year old daughter Liz into the well to fetch water in the midst of a terrible DROUGHT RACHEL KNOWS IT MUST BE DONE YET AT Rachel knows it must be done yet at moment she uestions her loyalty to Isaac whose ambitions to own land seems to come ahead of the needs of his family Rachel who is pregnant with her eighth child has to decide whether to staying with Isaac is best for her and the children or if she should take them back to her hometown of ChicagoI eally enjoyed this book The story is told from Rachel s point of view and the writing makes you feel like you are ight in that place and time with her The descriptions of the hardships of the drought made me feel thankful that I do not live in a place where I have to worry about not having enough waterI just wish the book had been a little longer an epilogue would have been nice telling of the Gideon's Ride repercussions of the decision that Rachel finally made I m working my way through the Reader s Choice Nominees for this year at the Library and The Personal History of Rachel DuPree is my favorite so far I just finishedeading this heartbreaking story and I desperately want to know What happens next The novel is very well written I could hardly stand to put it down I wanted to get to a happy ending I wanted everything to finally work out for Rachel I loved going back in history and getting a feel for life in the United States in the early 20th century I sat on my comfy couch in my air conditioned home with all of the modern conveniences and I suffered with Rachel as she struggled to survive in the Dakota Badlands Oh how hard they had to work I ex. Torze ans plus tard le constat est désespéré il n'a pas plu depuis des mois le bétail se meurt et les Dahmer Detective: The Interrogation and Investigation That Shocked The World réserves de vivres sont épuisées Isaac s'obstine àacheter des terres dont même les Indiens ne veulent pas et Rachel enceinte pour la cinuième fois ne suppor. ,
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree