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The Resource A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
A free state : a novel
Title
A free state
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tom Piazza.
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The year is 1855. Henry Sims, a fugitive slave and a brilliant musician, has escaped to Philadelphia, where he lives by his wits and earns money performing on the street. He is befriended by James Douglass--leader of the Virginia Harmonists, a minstrel troupe struggling to compete with dozens of similar ensembles--who senses that Henry's skill and magnetism could restore his show's sagging fortunes. The problem is that black performers are not allowed to appear onstage, even in Philadelphia. Together the two concoct a dangerous masquerade to protect Henry's identity, and he creates a sensation in his first appearances with the Harmonists. Yet even as the troupe's fortunes begin to improve, a brutal slave hunter named Tull Burton has been employed by Henry's former master to track down the runaway and retrieve him, dead or alive
  • Escaping slavery to become a street performer in mid-nineteenth-century Philadelphia, Henry Sims hides his identity to join a troupe of white minstrels, until a ruthless slave hunter threatens his life
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piazza, Tom
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African American musicians
  • Minstrel shows
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Race discrimination
  • African American musicians
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Minstrel shows
  • Race discrimination
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • United States
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
Label
A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062284143
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016669340
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)973385535
Label
A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062284143
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016669340
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)973385535

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