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Negro Fort

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Two slaves, Joe Cudjo and his wife Janie, run away from a Georgia plantation, taking a small boat down the river into Florida. There on the riverbank was the "Negro Fort," a stronghold of runaway slaves and renegade Indians.

At the fort, Joe becomes a soldier in its army. He and Janie begin a new life in a prosperous community of a thousand free blacks. But when an America
Published December 18th 2012 by Paul Allen
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Jul 22, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing
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This thrilling action adventure historical novel, 'Negro Fort' authored by Paul Allen takes place in the Florida Everglades in the early 1800's and recounts a spellbinding tale of the injustice and inhumanity of slavery, the battle for freedom in combination with the horror and ravages of war.

The Negro Fort/Prospect Bluff was left to the local population by British Military Forces after they returned to England. A thriving prosperous post, both the native Indians "Red Sticks" and thousand free b
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Jun 13, 2015 Marc Stern rated it it was amazing
"Negro Fort" is an Excellent Historical Read

In “Negro Fort,” author Paul Allen has created a small masterwork that not only illustrates a writer of considerable talent but also shines light on a little-known period in American history. The timeframe is roughly 1800-1820, a period when the fate of the very young United States of America was still very much in doubt. Britain was still trying to foment trouble along the frontier, trying to keep America contained within its original borders and Spai
Jun 14, 2015 Grady rated it it was amazing
`This here's Negro places'

American writer and filmmaker Paul Allen has written five novels - APELAND, NEVER A SOLDIER, MASTER OF BREATH, ASKING FOR IT, and MR. BLACK AND WHITE - each one reflecting his fascination and passion for nature as well as demonstrating the polished gifts as a writer well trained for his profession. His studies in English and psychology were capped By an MFA in Cinema from the University of Southern California and he polished his skills writing short stories and journali
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Jun 14, 2015 Jan Heart rated it it was amazing
Love and humanity in harsh, cruel times.
For me this was a fascinating and enthralling novel, skillfully written. Paul Allen is a master of setting the scene and the book is rich with description and images of the environment in which it takes place – the wild beauty of flowers and trees, the birds and wild animals, the river and dense forest – truly beautiful but also dangerous and threatening, though nothing compared to the threats from the soldiers hunting down the slaves . Life is harsh, even
Jan 16, 2014 Leslie rated it it was amazing
This novel is both gritty and beautiful . A story of both hope and despair.
A chapter in our U.S. History that has never been told.
Very powerful reading!
Jun 18, 2015 John rated it really liked it
Joe and Janie are a rather amazing couple, and watching them move through the plot of this complex (and at times, convoluted) novel was a whole lot of fun. I knew this would be intense subject matter, and some of the tension and thrills of the story were truly well-crafted. Allen set up a story that needed to be told about a group of intrepid rebels who refused to kneel to injustice. The side characters that take in Joe and Janie, help them get settled in the fort, and become their friends and ...more
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Paul Allen is a writer, filmmaker, and naturalist. He is the author of the novels, APELAND, NEGRO FORT, MASTER OF BREATH, ASKING FOR IT, MR. BLACK AND WHITE and NEVER A SOLDIER. His short fiction and journalism have appeared in The Smith, The St. Petersburg Times, The Tampa Tribune, The Florida Handbook, and The Quarterly Journal of Military History. A Writers Guild member, screenplays have been ...more
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