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The Resource Passenger on the Pearl : the true story of Emily Edmonson's flight from slavery, Winifred Conkling

Passenger on the Pearl : the true story of Emily Edmonson's flight from slavery, Winifred Conkling

Label
Passenger on the Pearl : the true story of Emily Edmonson's flight from slavery
Title
Passenger on the Pearl
Title remainder
the true story of Emily Edmonson's flight from slavery
Statement of responsibility
Winifred Conkling
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Conkling takes readers on Emily Edmonson's journey from enslaved person to teacher at a school for African American young women. Her path crosses those of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe, inspiring the character of Emmeline in Uncle Tom's Cabin. She also 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conkling, Winifred
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • 1160L
  • Sentence length: 5 (very hard)
  • Word frequency: 3 (medium)
Intended audience source
  • lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.0
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edmonson, Emily
  • Pearl (Schooner)
  • Edmondson family
  • Pearl (Schooner)
  • Edmondson family
  • Edmondson family
  • Edmonson, Emily
  • Pearl (Schooner)
  • Edmonson, Emily
  • Edmondson family
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • Underground Railroad
  • Washington Region
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • Underground Railroad
  • Washington Region
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION
  • Antislavery movements
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.) Region
  • African Americans
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Underground railroad
  • Washington Region
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Passenger on the Pearl : the true story of Emily Edmonson's flight from slavery, Winifred Conkling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-159) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mother's sorrow -- Escape: April 15, 1848 -- Against the tide -- Chasing the Pearl -- Capture -- Back to Washington -- Sold -- Baltimore -- New Orleans -- An unexpected reunion -- $2,250: the price of freedom -- Ransomed -- The trial of Captain Daniel Drayton -- A radical education -- Chaplin's surrender -- Pardoned -- "The last two drops of blood in my heart" -- Emily, alone -- Homecoming
Control code
866938497
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9781616205508
Lccn
2014029246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 100
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)866938497
Label
Passenger on the Pearl : the true story of Emily Edmonson's flight from slavery, Winifred Conkling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-159) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mother's sorrow -- Escape: April 15, 1848 -- Against the tide -- Chasing the Pearl -- Capture -- Back to Washington -- Sold -- Baltimore -- New Orleans -- An unexpected reunion -- $2,250: the price of freedom -- Ransomed -- The trial of Captain Daniel Drayton -- A radical education -- Chaplin's surrender -- Pardoned -- "The last two drops of blood in my heart" -- Emily, alone -- Homecoming
Control code
866938497
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9781616205508
Lccn
2014029246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 100
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)866938497

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