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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
Genre
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 December 15-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, John
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62/092
  • B
Index
no index present
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)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55738066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition
Extent
xiii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780871139214
Lccn
2004050264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55738066
  • (Sirsi) b1204426x
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)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55738066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition
Extent
xiii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780871139214
Lccn
2004050264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55738066
  • (Sirsi) b1204426x

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