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The Resource The lost German slave girl : the extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans, John Bailey

The lost German slave girl : the extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans, John Bailey

Label
The lost German slave girl : the extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans
Title
The lost German slave girl
Title remainder
the extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans
Statement of responsibility
John Bailey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Louisiana, 1843: a German immigrant thinks she recognizes a young slave girl as the long-lost daughter of her German friend, but the girl has no memory of such a past, and her owner refuses to free her. In novelistic detail, historian John Bailey reconstructs the exotic sights, sounds, and smells of mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans, an "infernal motley crew" of cotton kings, decadent river workers, immigrants, and slaves. The dramatic trial offers an eye into the fascinating laws and customs surrounding slavery, immigration, and racial mixing, pitting a humble community of German immigrants against a hardened capitalist, as respected for his wealth and power as he is feared and distrusted, and his attorney, one of the brashest and most flamboyant lawyers of his time
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944 Dec. 15-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, John
Dewey number
305.8/9687295/076335
Index
no index present
LC call number
F379.N553
LC item number
M553 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Müller, Salomé
  • Müller, Salomé
  • Slaves
  • Women, White
  • German Americans
  • Trials
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
Label
The lost German slave girl : the extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans, John Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 2003 in Australia by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-268)
Control code
55738066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiii, 268 p.
Isbn
9780871139214
Lccn
2004050264
Label
The lost German slave girl : the extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans, John Bailey
Publication
Note
"First published in 2003 in Australia by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-268)
Control code
55738066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiii, 268 p.
Isbn
9780871139214
Lccn
2004050264

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