The Resource Chariot on the mountain, Jack Ford

Chariot on the mountain, Jack Ford

Label
Chariot on the mountain
Title
Chariot on the mountain
Statement of responsibility
Jack Ford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two decades before the Civil War, a middle-class farmer named Samuel Maddox lies on his deathbed. Elsewhere in his Virginia home, a young woman named Kitty knows her life is about to change. She is one of the Maddox family's slaves and Samuel's biological daughter. When Samuel's wife, Mary, inherits her husband's property, she will own Kitty, too, along with Kitty's three small children. Already in her fifties and with no children of her own, Mary Maddox has struggled to accept her husband's daughter, a strong-willed, confident, educated woman who works in the house and has been treated more like family than slave. After Samuel's death, Mary decides to grant Kitty and her children their freedom, and travels with them to Pennsylvania, where she will file papers declaring Kitty's emancipation. Helped on their perilous flight by Quaker families along the Underground Railroad, they finally reach the free state. But Kitty is not yet safe. Dragged back to Virginia by a gang of slave catchers led by Samuel's own nephew, who is determined to sell her and her children, Kitty takes a defiant step: charging the younger Maddox with kidnapping and assault. On the surface, the move is brave yet hopeless. But Kitty has allies her former mistress, Mary, and Fanny Withers, a rich and influential socialite who is persuaded to adopt Kitty's cause and uses her resources and charm to secure a lawyer. The sensational trial that follows will decide the fate of Kitty and her children and bond three extraordinary yet very different women together in their quest for justice
Summary
Based on little-known true events, a fictional account from an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist recreates a female slave's treacherous journey toward freedom during the days before the Civil War, a time when the traditions of the Old South still existed
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677137
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Jack
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Women slaves
  • Kidnapping
  • Trials (Kidnapping)
Target audience
adult
Label
Chariot on the mountain, Jack Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781496713094
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Chariot on the mountain, Jack Ford
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781496713094
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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