Friday, July 2, 2010

Sharecropping in North Louisiana Sharecropping in North Louisiana by Lillian Laird Duff and Linda Duff Niemeir

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sharecropping in North Louisiana: A Family’s Struggle Through the Great Depression by Lillian Laird Duff & Linda Duff Niemeir is a well-written historical narrative that vividly depicts the love, life, and adversities shared by several generations within one family. Reading this narrative is like sitting down with a dear friend and discovering the very depth of her soul. It is reminiscent of a warm kitchen on a cold winter’s day when the smell of freshly made bread saturates the air. This narrative gives off that type of satisfying fragrance as you read about the many lives affected by the consistent love and faith that embraced this family through many struggling years. The historical value of a narrative such as this is priceless. As a teacher, an author, and a historian, I believe this is meant to be shared and to be learned from by our generation, our children, and our children’s children.

Susan Earl, author of moon dance ~ a novel

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