||Escape on the Pearl : the heroic bid for freedom on the Underground Railroad.
||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.
||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.
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|Bibliography note||Includes unnumbered bibliographical references (pages 371-414).|
||Gift of Gene and Susan Roberts, 2016.