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Author Conkling, Winifred.

Title Passenger on the Pearl : the true story of Emily Edmonson's flight from slavery / Winifred Conkling.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, [2015]

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 306.362 CON    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 170 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-159) and index.
Summary In 1848, thirteen-year-old Emily Edmonson, five of her siblings, and seventy other enslaved people boarded the Pearl under cover of night in Washington, D.C., hoping to sail north to freedom. Within a day, the schooner was captured, and the Edmonsons were sent to New Orleans to be sold into even crueler conditions. Passenger on the Pearl is the story of this thwarted escape, of the ramifications of its attempt, and of a family for whom freedom was the ultimate goal. Conkling takes readers on Emily Edmonson's journey from enslaved person to teacher at a school for African American young women. Her path crosses those of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe, inspiring the character of Emmeline in Uncle Tom's Cabin. She also illuminates a turbulent time in American history, showing the daily lives of enslaved people, the often-changing laws affecting them, the high cost of a failed escape, and the stories of slave traders and abolitionists.
Subject Edmonson, Emily, 1835-1895 -- Juvenile literature.
Pearl (Schooner) -- Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves -- Washington Region -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves -- Washington Region -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Antislavery movements -- Washington Region -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Underground Railroad -- Washington Region -- Juvenile literature.
Washington Region -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Edmondson family -- Juvenile literature.
Pearl (Schooner) -- Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves -- Washington Region -- Biography.
Fugitive slaves -- Washington Region -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- Washington Region -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Underground Railroad -- Washington Region.
Washington Region -- History -- 19th century.
Edmondson family.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781616201968 (HC)
1616201967

 
    
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