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A novel of prejudice and plague, The Scourges of Heaven sweeps across centuries and generations. The story centers around Cynthia Ann Ferguson, orphaned aboard a vessel carrying immigrants, hopes, dreams - and cholera - from the Old World to the New. Cynthia's tale unfolds in the midst of the first of four great cholera epidemics to sweep across America in the mid-nineteen ...more
Hardcover, 318 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by University Press of Kentucky
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“Surely slavery was not tolerated in Kentucky, surely not in Lexington, which the captain so often called the Beautiful City. Everything would be different once they arrived in paradise. There'd be neither black nor white--there'd be people. Cynthia had been neither schooled nor conditioned for prejudice.” 1 likes
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