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An Extraordinary Union

Alyssa Cole

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Such finery, paid for at the small cost of human lives and dignity.”

“Don’t you see?” she asked. “This is our homeland, too. We shouldn’t have to wreak havoc on the land to be seen as citizens! We shouldn’t have to.”

“We don’t want revenge, Malcolm.” She looked at him like he was the densest bastard to ever walk the earth. “We want life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, just like any damned fool in these United States is entitled to so long as he isn’t Black or Red. So you can keep your outrage. All I can do is try to make a difference.”

“This misplaced nationalism was another kind of corrupted love, and it was just as unpalatable.”

“It seemed the more he cared for her, the more easily he hurt her. Is that what love was? A finely honed blade that would cut at the slightest pressure?”

“What twisted providence allowed people so subjugated to be so kind and thoughtful to the people who kept them under their boot?”

“Trust was a funny thing in that people thought they guarded it closely but were often willing to hand it over at the slightest sign of camaraderie.”

“Someone knew about their relationship, and once people knew something existed they could destroy it.”

“She was Ellen Burns, and she was going to help destroy the Confederacy.”

“Okay, Fitzwilliam. You'd rather I focus on your behavior before you presented me with this miraculous letter?”

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Book Keywords:

civil-war, slavery, trust

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