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|Creator:||Carmichael, Jacqueline Miller|
|Date:||2004 Sept. 20|
Encyclopedia article about Margaret Walker's novel Jubilee, the 1966 winner of the Houghton Mifflin's literary Fellowship Award, and one of the first novels to present the nineteenth-century African American historical experience in the South from a black and female point of view. The novel is a fictionalized account of the life of Walker's great-grandmother, Margaret Duggans Ware Brown, who was born a slave in Dawson in Terrell County and lived through Reconstruction in southwest Georgia. The narrative is divided equally into sections on the antebellum era, the Civil War (1861-1865) and Reconstruction. Jubilee moves its heroine from slavery to freedom.
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|Subjects:||Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998. Jubilee | African American women authors--Southern States | United States|
|Collection:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Institution:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Contributors:||New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)|
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Cite as: "Jubilee," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved [date]: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.
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