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"The Corporate Plantation," a novel, intertwines two parallel stories. The epic equates the working conditions of the early slave plantations of the 1800s for American Negroes to the contemporary corporate working conditions of the Negroes in the twenty-first century. The illusion is that slavery or cruel plantation life for the Negro has run its course. It's over. It has ended. The unfortunate reality is that it has just morphed. It has changed its appearance and its address. It has moved from the cotton plantation to "The Corporate Plantation." The old southern plantations have moved into reinforced steel, concrete, glass and marble structures. The two stories converge and dramatically illustrate how little conditions have changed. The novel becomes rich fodder to support the dissection of corporate racism in America. The highly passionate and energetic spirit of "The Corporate Plantation," introduces a fifteen year old Negro slave girl, Mollie, who aspires to better her place in life by leaving the master's eighteenth century cotton plantation. Her desire to leave and to aspire is hampered by her master's brutal rape and birth of a baby, LII Josie. The saga is complicated by Mollie's unwanted, unloved child, Mollie's passion and determination to overcome her situation and the traumatic events she endures attempting to reach prosperity are relayed by her granddaughter, Mary Katherine. Mary Katherine finds herself in a similar situation three-hundred years later in the twenty-first century as she aspires to climb the corporate ladder. But, Mary Katherine's corporate middle manager, Grant Erickson, uses eighteenth century tactics to kill her spirit and hold her back also.
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MARY ELLEN JONES is an African-American, a corporate survivor. After twenty-two years of corporate service, she escaped, "The Corporate Plantation". Mary Ellen has been married for thirty-seven years and is the mother of two daughters. Presently, she is a part time elementary school teacher and resides with her husband in Richmond, California. Mary Ellen earned a B.A. degree in Health Services Administration from Saint Mary Ellen Jones is a corporate survivor. After twenty-two years of corporate service, she escaped "The Corporate Plantation". She earned her B.A. degree in Health Services Administration from Saint Mary's College of Moraga, California and worked in the health care field for over nineteen years. Her short story, "Dignity: Yesterday, Today and Always" was published in Aging Magazine. Additionally, the short story was primed twice by a major medical care program in northern California. The health care provider has a membership of over two million members.
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Book Description Xlibris, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111413482244
Book Description Xlibris, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1413482244