Escape On The Pearl

Autor: Mary Kay Ricks
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061850047
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On the evening of April 15, 1848, nearly eighty enslaved Americans attempted one of history's most audacious escapes. Setting sail from Washington, D.C., on a schooner named the Pearl, the fugitives began a daring 225-mile journey to freedom in the North—and put in motion a furiously fought battle over slavery in America that would consume Congress, the streets of the capital, and the White House itself. Mary Kay Ricks's unforgettable chronicle brings to life the Underground Railroad's largest escape attempt, the seemingly immutable politics of slavery, and the individuals who struggled to end it. Escape on the Pearl reveals the incredible odyssey of those who were onboard, including the remarkable lives of fugitives Mary and Emily Edmonson, the two sisters at the heart of this true story of courage and determination.

A Slave In The White House

Autor: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 113700018X
File Size: 76,42 MB
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Paul Jennings was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, later becoming part of the Madison household staff at the White House. Once finally emancipated by Senator Daniel Webster later in life, he would give an aged and impoverished Dolley Madison, his former owner, money from his own pocket, write the first White House memoir, and see his sons fight with the Union Army in the Civil War. He died a free man in northwest Washington at 75. Based on correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before, this amazing portrait of the times reveals the mores and attitudes toward slavery of the nineteenth century, and sheds new light on famous characters such as James Madison, who believed the white and black populations could not coexist as equals; French General Lafayette who was appalled by this idea; Dolley Madison, who ruthlessly sold Paul after her husband's death; and many other since forgotten slaves, abolitionists, and civil right activists.

The Pearl

Autor: Josephine F. Pacheco
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807888923
File Size: 46,95 MB
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In the spring of 1848 seventy-six slaves from the nation's capital hid aboard a schooner called the Pearl in an attempt to sail down the Potomac River and up the Chesapeake Bay to freedom in Pennsylvania. When inclement weather forced them to anchor for the night, the fugitive slaves and the ship's crew were captured and returned to Washington. Many of the slaves were sold to the Lower South, and two men sailing the Pearl were tried and sentenced to prison. Recounting this harrowing tale from the preparations for escape through the participants' trial, Josephine Pacheco provides fresh insight into the lives of enslaved blacks in the District of Columbia, putting a human face on the victims of the interstate slave trade, whose lives have been overshadowed by larger historical events. Pacheco also details the Congressional debates about slavery that resulted from this large-scale escape attempt. She contends that although the incident itself and the trials and Congressional disputes that followed were not directly responsible for bringing an end to the slave trade in the nation's capital, they played a pivotal role in publicizing many of the issues surrounding slavery. Eventually, President Millard Fillmore pardoned the operators of the Pearl.

Passenger On The Pearl

Autor: Winifred Conkling
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616205504
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Documents the turbulent events of the 1848 escape attempt by 13-year-old Emily Edmonson, her siblings and dozens of other enslaved people on board the Pearl, discussing the contributions made by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily's subsequent education and her history-changing teaching career. Simultaneous eBook.

I Know Lucy

Autor: Melissa Pearl
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983464010
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The fugitive has finally met someone she can't run away from... Lucy Tate is on the run. After witnessing the murder of her parents, she's spent five years in hiding - taking on different personas and faking her way through life. The authorities can't be trusted, so she remains in the shadows, always one beat ahead of the man who is forever hunting her. That is, until she meets Zach Schultz, a senior at Monte Vista High and the one guy she can't bear to leave. Suddenly her natural instincts to lie, cheat, and run are overshadowed by something else...the desire to stay and perhaps, love. It's her one shot at a normal life. Curious by nature, Zach is immediately drawn to the new girl at school. How can a person look both confident and vulnerable all in the same moment? Determined to figure Lucy out, he sets out to unravel the mystery that is her and soon finds himself caught up in a cat and mouse game. For the first time in his life he is faced with the reality that the truth can no longer set him free...if anything, it's going to get him killed. I Know Lucy is the first book in the Fugitive Series-simmering duet novels packed with intrigue and suspense. If you like high-adrenaline mysteries, relatable characters and a love worth fighting for then the Fugitive novels are perfect for you. Buy I Know Lucy and start reading this heart-thrilling romance today!