Join Write On and Novel Bay Booksellers for a conversation with author Thomas Davis about his most recent novel, In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams. A portion of proceeds from book sales will be donated to Write On.
About the book:
In the 1850s, Washington Island, Wisconsin, was about as remote from the slave-holding southern states as it was possible to get in the United States. Before the passage of the second Fugitive Slave Act, which made it legal for bounty hunters to capture any black person they claimed as an escaped slave in the abolitionist states, a number of black families established a fishing community on the island. This is the tale of those slaves who escaped from the boot of Missouri and eventually made it to a new life in freedom under the leadership of the charismatic black preacher, Tom Bennett.
About the author:
Thomas Davis helped found the College of the Menominee Nation and has been a leader in STEM education and supercomputing nationally and internationally. He has served as President of Lac Courtes Oreilles Ojibwa Community College and Little Priest Tribal College, Acting President/Chief Academic Officer of Fond du lac Tribal Community College, and Provost for Navajo Technical University. He is the author of several books, including Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit, Inside the Blowholes, and Salt Bear. He makes his home in Sturgeon Bay with his wife, poet and artist Ethel Mortenson Davis.