Passenger on the Pearl

Passenger on the Pearl

The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight From Slavery

Book - 2015
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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. Through an engaging narrative, informative sidebars, and more than fifty period photographs and illustrations, Winifred Conkling takes readers on Emily Edmonsons journey from enslaved person to teacher at a school for African American young women. Conkling 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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2015
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616201968
1616201967
Branch Call Number: J 306.36 CON
Characteristics: 170 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table, facsimiles ; 24 cm

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