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Born Blind

by Jackson Riddle



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/23/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 530
ISBN : 9781664201422
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 530
ISBN : 9781664201439
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 530
ISBN : 9781664201415

About the Book

Born Blind is a novel about what should have happened in the United States in 1860, or any time prior to July 21, 1861, the date the Civil War truly began with the first Battle of Bull Run.

In this book, Jackson Riddle has staged an alternative battle for the soul of the Nation - one fought in the Supreme Court chamber in Washington rather than in the cotton and wheat fields of the country’s heartland. The inherent limitations of the Constitution, and the flaws of the men who interpret it, are dramatically exposed in this legal struggle over the future of the Union.

The story traces three generations of the Scott family who engage not only their own slaves, but historical leaders such as First Lady Sarah Polk and Supreme Court Justice John Catron, in the struggle to bring the Nation’s antebellum conflict to a constitutional – and peaceful - resolution.

By convincing Tennessee to sue for the right to secede, Jerald Scott and his blind slave Gamaliel lead the fight to uphold the rule of law. The process challenges the legacy of some of our Nation’s most revered leaders.

About the Author

Jackson Riddle lives and writes in Texas and New Mexico. Born Blind is his fourth book.