The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman by Ernest J. Gaines

Autobiography of Miss Jane PitmanShe was a child slave who searched for a better life after the Civil War. She endured Reconstruction and lost loved ones to inequality. During the Civil Rights era she decides if she will make a stand. This is the story of Jane Pitman.

Jane’s sass and wise bluntness her make her feel real. Her story is fictional but could have been lived. She lives the turmoil of Reconstruction and sees people she loves killed in the battle for equality. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman shows African American life from during slavery to the Civil Rights period.

Want more books like The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman?

A slave child of her master’s mistress experiences the turmoil of the Civil War and after in Jubilee by Margaret Walker.

The 1830s-1930s is seen through the eyes of four generations of the Tademy family in Cane River by Lalita Tademy.

Books such as To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells by Mia Bay provide a nonfiction look at African American women in U.S. history.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman was made into a movie of the same name.

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