Memphis, TN : Bell Bridge Books, c2011
vi, 262 p. ; 23 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9781611940053, 1611940052, 9781611940053, Language:
Includes reading group guide
"A free woman of color in the 1830s, Margaret Morgan lived a life full of promise. One frigid night in Pennsylvania, that changed forever. [She] was kidnapped from her home and sold into slavery. The state of Pennsylvania charged her kidnapper with the crime, but the conviction was later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. It was the first time a major branch of the federal government had made a pro-slavery stand, and the ruling in Prigg v. Pennsylvania sewed the bitter seeds of the states' rights battle that eventually would lead to the Civil War. Yet, the heart of this story is not a historic Supreme Court ruling. It is the remarkable, unforgettable Margaret Morgan"--From publisher description
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