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, (ebook)

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

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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
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is a spring morning in New Orleans, 1843. In the Spanish Quarter, on a street lined with flophouses and gambling dens, Madame Carl recognizes a face from her past. It is the face of a German girl, Sally Miller, who disappeared twenty-five years earlier. But the young woman is property, the slave of a nearby cabaret owner. She has no memory of a "white" past. Yet her resemblance to her mother is striking, and she bears two telltale birthmarks. In brilliant novelistic detail, award-winning historian John Bailey reconstructs the exotic sights, sounds, and smells of mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans, as well as the incredible twists and turns of Sally Miller's celebrated and sensational case. Did Miller, as her relatives sought to prove, arrive from Germany under perilous circumstances as an indentured servant or was she, as her master claimed, part African, and a slave for life? A tour de force of investigative history that reads like a suspense novel, The Lost German Slave Girl is a fascinating exploration of slavery and its laws, a brilliant reconstruction of mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans, and a riveting courtroom drama. It is also an unforgettable portrait of a young woman in pursuit of freedom
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1944 December 15-
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Bailey, John
Dewey number
306.3/62/092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Müller, Salomé
  • Müller, Salomé
  • Slaves
  • Women, White
  • German Americans
  • Trials
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Electronic books
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The lost German slave girl : the extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans, John Bailey, (ebook)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802199782
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12212590
Specific material designation
remote
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12212590
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MWT12212590
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The lost German slave girl : the extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans, John Bailey, (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
9780802199782
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12212590
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12212590
System control number
MWT12212590
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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