Montgomery, AL (PRWEB) October 17, 2011
From author James Redding comes a fascinating historical book. Made available through Xlibris, What About My 40 Acres & A Mule will give readers a rare glimpse into the past and the simple lifestyle then.
40 acres and a mule was a practice in 1865 of providing arable land to Black former slaves who became free as Union armies occupied areas of the Confederacy, especially in Sherman’s March. 40 acres (16 hectares) is a standard size for rural land, being a sixteenth of a section, or a quarter quarter-section, under the Public Land Survey System used on land settled after 1785. As army mules were generally used for plowing, the combination of land and mule was widely recognized as providing a sound start for a family farm.
In What About My 40 Acres & A Mule, the author shares about the history of the 40 acres, how he got his own, and how one can have one too. With the author’s research, coupled with some black and white photos, this book is not only historical but also a self help guide that will help one get started on how to get his own 40 acres and a mule.
What About My 40 Acres & A Mule will be featured at the 2011 American Association of School Librarians Book Exhibit in Minneapolis, MN, on October 26 to 30, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.
WHAT ABOUT MY 40 ACRES & A MULE * by James Redding
Publication Date: July 12, 2011
Picture Book; $51.99; 86 pages; 978-1-4628-6684-7
Picture Book Hardcover; $61.99; 86 pages; 978-1-4628-6685-4
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.