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100 1  Macy, Beth,|eauthor. 
250    Large print edition. 
263    1701 
264  1 Waterville, Maine :|bThorndike Press, a part of Gale, 
       Cengage Learning,|c2017. 
300    607 pages (large print) :|bphotographs ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
340    |nlarge print|2rda 
520 2  "The true story of two African-American brothers who were 
       kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother
       endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 
       1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim 
       Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie 
       Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. 
       One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting
       off events that would take them around the world and 
       change their lives forever. Captured into the circus, the 
       Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace 
       and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's 
       Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a 
       pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was 
       in the color of their skin and in the outrageous 
       caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals,
       sheep-headed freaks, even 'Ambassadors from Mars.' Back 
       home, their mother never accepted that they were 'gone' 
       and spent 28 years trying to get them back. Through 
       hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Beth Macy 
       expertly explores a central and difficult question: Where 
       were the brothers better off? On the world stage as stars 
       or in poverty at home? Truevine is a compelling narrative 
       rich in historical detail and rife with implications to 
       race relations today"--Publisher description. 
600 10 Muse, George,|d1890-1971. 
600 10 Muse, Willie,|d1893-2001. 
610 20 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
650  0 African Americans|vBiography. 
650  0 African American boys|zVirginia|zRoanoke Region
650  0 Albinos and albinism|zVirginia|zRoanoke Region|vBiography.
650  0 Children of sharecroppers|zVirginia|zRoanoke Region
650  0 Mothers and sons|zVirginia|zRoanoke Region|vBiography. 
650  0 Kidnapping|zVirginia|zRoanoke Region|xHistory. 
650  0 Child circus performers|vBiography. 
650  0 Racism in popular culture|xHistory. 
830  0 Thorndike Press large print peer picks. 
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Large Type Nonfiction  791.350973 MAC    AVAILABLE