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The Flight of The Pearl

The Flight of The Pearl

(2014)
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In April 1849, seventy-six slaves - all household servants in Washington, D.C. - made a run for freedom on the schooner The Pearl. The escape was planned in part by Paul Jennings, a slave of President James Madison during and after his White House years and who later became a servant to Senator Daniel Webster. In this short-form book, New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming vividly describes the shameful circumstances that drove the slaves to flee and the unsuccessful attempts by prominent national figures - including famed educator and lawyer Horace Mann - to defend them after their capture. The incident inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe to write Uncle Tom's Cabin.

 
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January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Flight of The Pearl
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
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