Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery

ISBN: 9781616205508

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In 1848, thirteen-year-old Emily Edmonson and seventy-five other enslaved people boarded the Pearl in Washington, D.C., hoping to sail north in the largest slave escape attempt in American history. Through Edmonson’s journey from enslaved person to teacher at a school for African American women, Conkling illuminates the daily lives of enslaved people.

By Winifred Conkling

Binding: Paperback
Age: Young Adult
Pages: 170
Publisher: Algonquin Books



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