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THOSE THE SUN HAS LOVED (An American Family Saga)
THOSE THE SUN HAS LOVED - An American Family Saga Author:ROSE JOURDAIN The Claviers were not just andy black family. They were a proud, freeborn dynasty founded by a onetime pirate from far-off Surinam who came to New Bedford as a young man with a daring mission and stayed to build a shipping fleet that carried food and guns to George Washington's troops. It is a legacy of courage and accomplishment that Jacques Cl... more »avier passes on to his children and in every generation it is their destiny to do battle in the great struggles of American history. Jacques's son becomes an abolitionist crusader; his grandsons fight with a black division in the Civil War.
But there is none so bold or so brazen as beautiful auburn-haired Isabella--Isabella who chooses to live rich and to marry white. Her progeny turns away from the Claviers...until one day, in the twentieth century, there appears a Clavier with the greatest ambition of all: he wants to become the nation's first black President!
A story of triumph and achievement, the Clavier saga is also a book about fierce and lasting family loyalties---a big book that tells of the striving of black leader from New Bedford to Charleston to Chicago to defy the odds and win a place of honor in a land where race is no bar to success--unless it happens to be black.« less