Swing low sweet chariot history

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: A Shady Grove Mystery by Jackie Lynn

When her husband left her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin bought a camper and started traveling. Eventually, she put down roots in Shady Grove, a campsite along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas, where she has lived for almost two years now.                                                                                                                           

After helping to solve two murders in the area, Rose is now entangled in the murder of a young man from South Dakota—a murder which Chariot, a young woman at the Shady Grove campground, stands accused. As Rose tries to help her friend Chariot out from under the shadow of suspicion and solve the murder, she also struggles with unresolved maternal instincts, and her own difficult choices.

A spiritual and riveting follow-up to Jacob’s Ladder, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is ultimately a story about redemption, and the chariots that carry each of us from hardship and darkness, to understanding.

JACKIE LYNN is a writer and journalist. Writing under the name Lynne Hinton, she is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendship Cake, as well as the author of Hope Springs and Forever Friends (The Hope Springs Trilogy), among other books, and writes a monthly column for The Charlotte Observer. She lives in New Mexico. Visit her Web site at www.LynneHinton.com.

Praise for Down by the Riverside:

Lynn elevates the genre with her blend of philosophy, romance, spirituality, and elegant writing . . .  This is a truly lovely book to be read slowly, savoring life by the river in the cool shade.

-- Kingston Observer

Lynns accomplished debut mystery is a righteous blend of spirituality and suspense.


Praise for Jacob’s Ladder:

It’s a fast-paced, funny ride down the river with cleverly drawn characters worthy of the journey.”

--Sallie Bissell, author of In The Forest of Harm

Jacob’s Ladder is perfect light reading for sleepless nights and an exploration into the concept of innocence rewarded. “

 --Katherine Valentine, author of Haunted Rectory, and the award winning Dorsetville series
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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - The Plantation Singers

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Left to right: Alfred G. King first bass , James A. Myers second tenor , Noah W. Ryder second bass and John W. Work II first tenor — Source. Housed at: Internet Archive.

As a folk song , it is thought to have been created by a community rather than an individual, in this case the community of African-American slaves prior to the Civil War. However, one song collector, John Wesley Work, in his book Folk Songs of the American Negro, reported a legend that it was composed by Hannah Shepherd of Tennessee in the mid-nineteenth century. Work recounted that she created it in a desperate moment to solace a distraught slave who had learned that she would be sold to another plantation and thus separated from her infant daughter. The lyrics use biblical imagery and follow a slow, deep melody. They express the desire for a release from bondage and a return to home—geographically, the land of Africa, or spiritually, the peace of heaven.

Believe it or not, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot doesn't have its origins in a pitcher But Arthur Jones, a music history professor and founder of the.
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Known as "Uncle Wallace," he was inspired to write this well-known American hymn by his current home near Oklahoma City. - All rights reserved. Intro Lyrics Meaning.

I've attended a huge variety of events. The New York Times , however, has put a rather different spin on the song's use, suggesting it might actually be grossly offensive to turn a spiritual from the slave-owning era in America into something as trivial as a sporting anthem. The newspaper recently sought the views of academics on its use by rugby fans generally, and those of England in particular. They were horrified. Take the reaction of Arthur Jones, a music history professor and founder of the Spiritual Project at the University of Denver. He told the newspaper that the situation reminded him of American sports teams who use Native American names and imagery, "in that a group of people seemed to be free-associating with imagery largely disconnected from its history". I feel like the story of American chattel slavery and this incredible cultural tradition, built up within a community of people who were victims and often seen as incapable of standing up for themselves, [makes for] such a powerful story that I want the whole world to know about it.

3 thoughts on “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: A Shady Grove Mystery by Jackie Lynn

  1. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" was written by Wallis Willis, a Choctaw freedman in the old Indian Territory in what is now Choctaw County.

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