For the last several years, times have been tough for Scotland
natives James and Charlotte Mathieson Hector and their four
children. They live in fear of being remanded to the Indebtedness
Court and placed in bondage as indentured slaves. They crave
freedom and have learned it exists in America. Determined their
descendants will have a better life in America-better than the life
they would face in Scotland-James takes the long voyage to the New
World, arriving in the New York harbor on March 31, 1820. The rest
of the family joins him several months later, and they soon settle
Told in two parts, Unmarked Trail first narrates the
heart-wrenching story one family's struggles to stay alive and
their subsequent immigration to America, where they build a family
in Virginia. It then follows the life of a poor farm boy whose
odyssey begins in the cotton fields of Oklahoma. His
poverty-stricken pioneer family survives the Great Depression by
hard work, sheer luck, and ingenuity. His path leads him through
more than twenty foreign countries, World War II, and the Korean
A work of historical fiction, this novel tells two stories of
families overcoming hardships to forge a new life.
|Country of origin:
E. Roy Hector
||229 x 152 x 15mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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