(From the publisher):
Iola Leroy was originally published in 1892, during a time of black disenfranchisement, lynching, and Jim Crow laws. It is the story of a "refined mulatto," Iola, raised to believe she's white until she and her mother are sold into slavery, leading her to become an advocate for her people and a critic of racemixing. Her story offers an important portrait of black life during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Original title: Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Black (african-american)