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Iola Leroy

Frances E. W. Harper

This is the story of Iola Leroy, a free-born, mixed-race woman who passed as white. Her true racial identity eventually discovered, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Later freed by the Union Army, she journeyed to find others of her family who had been disunited from each other and strewn across the south by the forces of slavery. In the process she also struggled to improve the economic and social station of African Americans. Iola Leroy is a story about race and gender roles during the antebellum and post-Civil War eras, "passing" and the associated socio-political consequences. (Summary by James K. White)

This is the story of Iola Leroy, a free-born, mixed-race woman who passed as white. Her true racial identity eventually discovered, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Later freed by the Union Army, she journeyed to find others of her family who had been disunited from each other and strewn across the south by the forces of slavery. In the process she also struggled to improve the economic and social station of African Americans. Iola Leroy is a story about race and gender roles during the antebellum and post-Civil War eras, "passing" and the associated socio-political consequences. (Summary by James K. White)
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This is the story of Iola Leroy, a free-born, mixed-race woman who passed as white. Her true racial identity eventually discovered, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Later freed by the Union Army, she journeyed to find others of her family who had been disunited from each other and strewn across the south by the forces of slavery. In the process she also struggled to improve the economic and social station of African Americans. Iola Leroy is a story about race and gender roles during the antebellum and post-Civil War eras, "passing" and the associated socio-political consequences. (Summary by James K. White)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:06


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:19