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The Quest of the Silver Fleece | [W. E. B. Du Bois]

The Quest of the Silver Fleece

The Silver Fleece, cotton, could be the answer to Zora and Bles' prayers in overcoming poverty. While attending Miss Smith's School in rural Alabama, they lovingly nurture their crop. But, the white aristocracy is determined to control the price of cotton and monopolize the market. Can two young lovers prevail despite the daunting obstacles laid before them?
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Taking on a text from W. E. B. Du Bois is not the easiest assignment. Du Bois has done as much for the advancement of civil rights and society at large as just about anyone in modern history, and his written works are infused with the same passion and intelligence. Thankfully, veteran narrator Peter Jay Fernandez, is on hand to give Du Bois's The Quest of the Silver Fleece the smooth and engaging performance it deserves. The Quest of the Silver Fleece is the moving story of romance and race, as two youths come together and face the cruel reality of the race relations of the time.

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W.E.B. DuBois, one of the most influential African- Americans of the 20th century, made significant societal contributions as a teacher, writer, and founding director of the NAACP. The Quest of the Silver Fleece reflects the attitudes and mindset of Americans - Northerners and Southerners, rich and poor, black and white - at the dawn of the century.

The Silver Fleece, cotton, could be the answer to Zora and Bles' prayers in overcoming poverty. While attending Miss Smith's School in rural Alabama, they lovingly nurture their crop. But, the white aristocracy is determined to control the price of cotton and monopolize the market. Can two young lovers prevail despite the daunting obstacles laid before them?

©2004 W.E.B. Dubois; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Frederick Caldwell Lithonia, Georgia, US 07-24-12
    Frederick Caldwell Lithonia, Georgia, US 07-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    What did you love best about The Quest of the Silver Fleece?

    There is no sequel...I would have loved to see the next generation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Each character found their way into my heart or became the objects of my disdain and those mattered were human enough to change and grow. He showed life is as it is not as we wish it but yet we have the capacity to change things with enough heart and courage. My interest definitely been revived in this subject matter. Our country should never forget the genesis of our racial struggles so that we do not repeat that evils of our past.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Jay Fernandez’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Great Narrator!!!


    If you could take any character from The Quest of the Silver Fleece out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Nothing at all...


    Any additional comments?

    Du Bois is under read and under spoken of...

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