Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword


Book cover
By: (1884-1951)

Homesteader by Oscar Micheaux is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that explores the challenges and triumphs of African American homesteaders in the early 20th century. The protagonist, Jean Baptiste, is a complex and relatable character who grapples with issues of identity, belonging, and the pursuit of the American dream. Micheaux's vivid descriptions and engaging storytelling draw readers into the world of the homesteaders, allowing them to feel the harsh realities of life on the frontier and the resilience of the human spirit. The novel is both a historical account and a timeless tale of perseverance, hope, and the enduring power of community. Micheaux's writing is both poignant and powerful, making Homesteader a must-read for anyone interested in American history, race relations, and the complexities of the human experience.

Book Description:
The Homesteader is a semi-autobiographic novel about Jean Baptiste, an African-American homesteader in the Dakotas. He meets Agnes who he falls in love with, however as Agnes is presumed to be white, he is not allowed to marry her, so instead he marries the daughter of a black preacher, Orlean, which eventually, due to family issues, ends in a tragedy. Returning to his homestead, he finds Agnes again and discovers her upbringing and past, which brings the book to its conclusion.

Stream audiobook and download chapters

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books