Escape on the Pearl: Passage to Freedom from Washington, D.C.

Escape on the Pearl: Passage to Freedom from Washington, D.C.

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On the evening of April 15, 1848, nearly eighty enslaved Americans attempted one of history's most audacious escapes. Setting sail from Washington, D.C., on a schooner named the Pearl, the fugitives began a daring 225-mile journey to freedom in the North—and put in motion a furiously fought battle over slavery in America that would consume Congress, the streets of the capital, and the White House itself.

Mary Kay Ricks's unforgettable chronicle brings to life the… (more)


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Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Format: EPUB

File size: 1.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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