Set in Minnesota in the 1860s, The Black Angels is the name given to a family who are passionate about singing. These musical prodigies decide to organize a concert troupe and start out with a covered wagon to tour the country and make their fortunes. The Black Angels was first published in 1926. This was Maud Hart Lovelace’s first published novel. Lovelace wrote, “As with all my historical novels, I did for this one a very thorough research job, reading newspapers, magazines, and memoirs of the period, as well as working in Historical Societies and Museums to check costumes, furniture, popular music and so on. This procedure continued, in fact, even with the Betsy-Tacy books. For stories of a period after the turn of the century, Sears Roebuck Catalogs were helpful.”
Paperback, Published by Minnesota Heritage. 332 pp.