By Flora Beach Burlingame
John Ogilvie involves the US clean out of faculty in Scotland, and is captivated by way of the assumption of training the freed slaves.
Putting his own goals on carry, he's despatched to Texas by means of the yank Missionary organization to paintings with the Freedmen's Bureau, and reveals himself attempting to train periods to blacks in a dilapidated university whereas combating hatred, the Ku Klux Klan, a dangerous epidemic, and shady politicians.
His commitment and perseverance wins him the devotion of his scholars and, finally, the affection of a girl.
This novel, written via John Ogilvie's great-granddaughter, is predicated on his letters, newspaper clippings, editorials, sermons, and Ogilvie's personal first-person account written in later years. it's a sweeping story of the sacrifice and braveness of those committed and little-known academic missionaries, who lead the way for racial equality within the South.
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