PINTO : A MEMOIR
York : Knopf, 1994.
is a young slave living in the south before the Civil War. On the night
before she is to be sold to another owner, Deucy's mother renames him Cezanne
Pinto. Cezanne vows to be free one day and wear his name proudly. Cezanne
does get his chance to "ride" the Underground Railroad and escapes to Canada.
He learns to read and write and to speak better. When war breaks out, Cezanne
joins the Union Army in hopes of helping to free the slaves.
Slavery -- Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
Underground railroad -- Fiction
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