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7%OFFJosephine F. Pacheco - The Pearl. A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac.  - 9781469615004 - V9781469615004
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The Pearl. A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac.

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Description for The Pearl. A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac. Paperback. Pearl: A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; HBJK; HBLL; HBTS; JFSL3. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 146. .
In the spring of 1848 seventy-six slaves from the nation's capital hid aboard a schooner called the Pearl in an attempt to sail down the Potomac River and up the Chesapeake Bay to freedom in Pennsylvania. When inclement weather forced them to anchor for the night, the fugitive slaves and the ship's crew were captured and returned to Washington. Many of the slaves were sold to the Lower South, and two men sailing the Pearl were tried and sentenced to prison.

Recounting this harrowing tale from the preparations for escape through the participants' trial, Josephine Pacheco provides fresh ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
The University of North Carolina Press United States
Number of pages
320
Condition
New
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
Chapel Hill, United States
ISBN
9781469615004
SKU
V9781469615004
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About Josephine F. Pacheco
Josephine F. Pacheco (1920-2008) was Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at George Mason University, where she directed the Center for the Study of Constitutional Rights. She coauthored, edited, or coedited six other books, including Three Who Dared: Prudence Crandall, Margaret Douglass, Myrtilla Miner: Champions of Antebellum Black Education.

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