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Escape on the Pearl / Mary Kay Ricks.

Author/creator Ricks, Mary Kay author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition, uncorrected proof.
Publication Info New York : William Morrow, [2007]
Copyright Notice ©2007
Description414 pages ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content Contributor biographical information
Variant title Escape on the Pearl : the heroic bid for freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Contents Two young girls join an audacious escape -- Washington's Underground Railroad -- Slavery in the Washington area -- Waves in Congress -- The fate of the Edmonsons -- Trials and tribulations -- More legal maneuvers; the sisters head north -- The fugitive slave act and the great protest meeting -- The struggle to free Drayton and Sayres; Mary and Emily go to Oberlin -- Emily comes home; Samuel Edmonson escapes again -- Dred Scott and the rise of Lincoln -- Freedom in the District of Columbia -- Emily and Samuel return to Washington; John is found.
Abstract Traces the failed 1848 escape attempt of more than seventy slaves, an event that galvanized the debate over slavery in Congress, in an account that focuses on the freedom quest of teenage sisters Mary and Emily Edmonson.
General noteCover title.
Bibliography noteIncludes unnumbered bibliographical references (pages 371-414).
Acquisitions source Gift of Gene and Susan Roberts, 2016.

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