The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,003,177 members ⚫ 1,317,278 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

The Lost German Slave Girl

The Lost German Slave Girl by John Bailey
Not for sale in
your country
Not Available

A Spring morning in New Orleans, 1843. In the Spanish Quarter, on a street lined with flop houses and gambling dens, Madame Carl recognises a face from her past. It is the face of a German girl who disappeared teenty-five years earlier, the daughter of her closest frienf. But the young woman is the property of a Frenchman who owns a nearby cabaret. She is a slave, with no memory of a 'white' past. And yet her resemblance to her mother is striking, and she bears two tell-tale birthmarks...

What had happened? Had a defenceless European orphan been callously and illegally enslaved, or was she an impostor? So began one of the most celebrated and sensational crusades of 19th Century America-the battle to free the lost German slave girl.

John Bailey, author of the multi-award winning The White Divers of Broome, has brought to life an incredible true story. The Lost German Slave Girl is a tour de force, a work of narrative non-fiction that is a fascinating exploration of slavery and its laws, a brilliant reconstruction of mid-19th Century New Orleans and a riveting court room drama. It is also a compelling portrait of a young woman in pursuit of freedom.

John Bailey's previous book The White Divers of Broome won the NSW Premier's Award for History and the WA Premire's Literary Award for Non-fiction. It ws also shortlisted for The Age Non-fiction Book of the Year, The Courier Mail Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-fiction.

Pan Macmillan Australia; November 2007
285 pages; ISBN 9781742625058
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: The Lost German Slave Girl
Author: John Bailey
 
Subject categories
ISBNs
1741970865
9780330422048
9781741970869
9781741972870
9781742625058

This edition is not for sale in your country. Here are some titles that might be what you're after...