Dream of Freedom
The first volume in the “American Dreams” series, Dream of Freedom is not only the story of slavery’s brutal, degrading conditions but of the beginning of a journey to the “promised land of Jordan” by generations of noble peoples descended from kings. But all is not so clear-cut. Yes, these slaves suffer at the hands of their white owners. They also suffer at the hands of their own people, who have grown cold and abusive after whippings and ill-treatment by the owners. One owner couple, in particular, is symbolic of the coming transition of slavery to freedom. Richmond and Carolyn Davidson are forced to question their traditional view of slavery. The story of how they change earns them numerous friends and enemies from both slave and plantation families. Freedom, in this poignant novel, is both costly and treasured, no matter how it is achieved.