EL CAMPO, Texas (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
Life was a constant struggle for survival on the Texas prairie in the mid-19th and the early 20th centuries, but it was life on their own terms for immigrants fleeing the oppressive government and corrupt landlords of Eastern Europe. This new novel, based on stories and events experienced by real families who immigrated to Texas, provides a portrait of pioneer life, from events that change history to the small things of daily life, as well as including tall tales and legends these brave men and women used to entertain themselves.
“Free Again: A Moravian Family Finds Freedom, Faith and Adventure Fighting Slavery on Three Continents During America’s Civil War Years” centers around young Danny and his family, who trade Northern Moravia and its Carpathian Mountains for the flat plains of Texas. The serf farmers are drawn to the “promised land” offered in the United States, little dreaming that slavery of another kind was practiced there. Once in Texas, the family finds itself in the middle of preparations for the Civil War.
The immigrants begin building a new life on their newly bought 300-acre farm on the Taiton Prairie. Everyone helps plant and pick cotton, including the women and girls. They learn to stand up for their rights despite their refusal to use slave labor. Danny marries, and an encounter with a strange dark man on Danny’s farm leads to unexpected rewards. When he learns their “guardian angel” has been captured and sold as a slave, Danny and two others ride to his rescue. Eventually, Danny crosses the ocean to fight slavery at its very origin and discovers a childhood act had a life-changing effect.
Author Donald Naiser put himself through college by harvesting his neighbors’ cotton fields in Texas. He earned a degree in agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas. His illustrations grace the book.
For additional information, please visit http://www.taitonprairie.com.
Free Again: A Moravian Family Finds Freedom, Faith and Adventure Fighting Slavery on Three Continents During America’s Civil War Years
Donald D. Naiser
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1488-3 164 pages $11.99 US
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