In Brief: A Just and Noble Cause

By Harriet J. Schley. Self-published, 2021. 132 pages. $13/paperback.

This novel is set in New Kent County, Va., during the Civil War and follows the Andrews family and their two enslaved workers. The story traces the change in the character Thomas as he moves from acceptance of slavery to active participation in the release of those who would be enslaved no longer. The book is written by Harriet Schley, a lifelong Quaker now residing in Charlottesville, Va.

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