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The Road to Frogmore: Turning Slaves Into Citizens

Praise for The Road to Frogmore

The Road to Frogmore touches on history with which most of us are unfamiliar—the history of transition. We are all exposed to stories of slavery, emancipation, civil rights, and so forth, but few of us know the story of transition between these. Transition is difficult for any society and Carolyn Schriber shares with us the intimate stories of the people involved in the transition from slavery to emancipation - the trials they suffer, the challenges they face, the difficulties that must be dealt with in relationships on all sides. The stories Schriber shares are emotional, sometimes humorous, and both familiar and unfamiliar. Schriber doesn’t hesitate to get to the guts of the issues and reflect from all sides the genuine emotions involved

—Rev. Faith Nettleton-Scherer

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A fascinating journey into a little known but emblematic chapter of the Civil War. The Road to Frogmore reveals how that epic struggle was not only to emancipate America's slaves but our very understanding of freedom and humanity. In vibrantly portraying the transformation from slavery to freedom, Carolyn Schriber astutely reveals how much we have still to learn from that struggle.

—Leila Levinson, author of Gated Grief

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Learning about historical events through the eyes of the people that lived during those times is one of the most fascinating ways to approach history. The Road to Frogmore, a book of historical fiction, opened up lives and events from the Civil War era, of which I was totally unaware. Carolyn Schriber did a wonderful job of researching, along with using information from both diaries and letters to make discoveries regarding the women who made a huge impact on the lives and times of emancipated slaves.

—Joyce M. Gilmour, Editing TLC

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In The Road to Frogmore, Carolyn Schriber is meticulous in her research of the events surrounding the mission of “Turning Slaves into Citizens”. She uses imaginary journal excerpts written by Rina, a slave woman, as a way to bind the many stories gleaned from diaries and letters of volunteers that served. Carolyn’s treatment of the Gullah language for the reader is brilliant.

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