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The Parker sisters : a border kidnapping, Lucy Maddox

Label
The Parker sisters : a border kidnapping
Title
The Parker sisters
Title remainder
a border kidnapping
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Maddox
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1851, Elizabeth Parker, a free black child in Chester County, Pennsylvania, was bound and gagged, snatched from a local farm, and hurried off to a Baltimore slave pen. Two weeks later, her teenage sister, Rachel, was abducted from another Chester County farm. Because slave catchers could take fugitive slaves and free blacks across state lines to be sold, the border country of Pennsylvania/Maryland had become a dangerous place for most black people. In The Parker Sisters, Lucy Maddox gives an eloquent, urgent account of the tragic kidnapping of these young women. Using archival news and courtroom reports, Maddox tells the larger story of the disastrous effect of the Fugitive Slave Act on the small farming communities of Chester County and the significant, widening consequences for the state and the nation. The Parker Sisters is also a story about families whose lives and fates were deeply embedded in both the daily rounds of their community and the madness and violence consuming all of antebellum America. Maddox's account of this horrific and startling crime reveals the strength and vulnerability of the Parker sisters and the African American population,"--Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maddox, Lucy
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parker, Elizabeth
  • Parker, Rachel
  • United States.
  • Free African Americans
  • African American girls
  • Kidnapping
  • Borderlands
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
Label
The Parker sisters : a border kidnapping, Lucy Maddox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Line -- The Parkers' World -- Border Justice -- Elizabeth's Story -- Baltimore -- Legal Justice -- Freedom -- Afterwards -- Appendix
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781439913185
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015013664
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920943761
  • (OCoLC)ocn920943761
  • 761973
Label
The Parker sisters : a border kidnapping, Lucy Maddox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Line -- The Parkers' World -- Border Justice -- Elizabeth's Story -- Baltimore -- Legal Justice -- Freedom -- Afterwards -- Appendix
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781439913185
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015013664
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920943761
  • (OCoLC)ocn920943761
  • 761973

Library Locations

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      39.050746 -95.696533
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