The Resource A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza, (ebook)

A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza, (ebook)

Label
A free state : a novel
Title
A free state
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tom Piazza
Creator
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
The author of City of Refuge returns with a startling and powerful novel of race, violence, and identity set on the eve of the Civil War. The year is 1855. Blackface minstrelsy is the most popular form of entertainment in a nation about to be torn apart by the battle over slavery. Henry Sims, a fugitive slave and a brilliant musician, has escaped to Philadelphia, where he earns money living by his wits and performing on the street. He is befriended by James Douglass, leader of a popular minstrel troupe struggling to compete with dozens of similar ensembles, who imagines that Henry's skill and magnetism might restore his troupe's sagging fortunes. The problem is that black and white performers are not allowed to appear together onstage. Together, the two concoct a masquerade to protect Henry's identity, and Henry creates a sensation in his first appearances with the troupe. Yet even as their plan begins to reverse the troupe's decline, a brutal slave hunter named Tull Burton has been employed by Henry's former master to track down the runaway and retrieve him, by any means necessary. Bursting with narrative tension and unforgettable characters, shot through with unexpected turns and insight, A Free State is a thrilling reimagining of the American story by a novelist at the height of his powers
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1955-
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Piazza, Tom
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fugitive slaves
  • African American musicians
  • Minstrel shows
  • Race discrimination
  • Electronic books
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062284143
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12204226
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12204226
System control number
MWT12204226
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062284143
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12204226
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12204226
System control number
MWT12204226
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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