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The lost German slave girl : the extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans

Author: John Bailey
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2005]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Louisiana, 1843: a German immigrant thinks she recognizes a young slave girl as the long-lost daughter of her German friend, but the girl has no memory of such a past, and her owner refuses to free her. In novelistic detail, historian John Bailey reconstructs the exotic sights, sounds, and smells of mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans, an "infernal motley crew" of cotton kings, decadent river workers, immigrants, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bailey, John, 1944 December 15-
Lost German slave girl.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2005]
(OCoLC)607441439
Named Person: Salomé Müller; Salomé Müller; Salomé Müller
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bailey
ISBN: 0871139219 9780871139214
OCLC Number: 55738066
Notes: "First published in 2003 in Australia by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Mary Miller --
Children of slaves --
Year without summer --
New Orleans --
Sally Miller --
John Fitz Miller --
Bridget Wilson --
Salome Muller --
First District Judicial Court of New Orleans --
Defense --
Judgment --
Appeal --
Presumption in favor of liberty --
Children of Salome Muller --
Polly Moore --
Nullity --
Woman who remembered nothing.
Responsibility: John Bailey.
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Louisiana, 1843: a German immigrant thinks she recognizes a young slave girl as the long-lost daughter of her German friend, but the girl has no memory of such a past, and her owner refuses to free her. In novelistic detail, historian John Bailey reconstructs the exotic sights, sounds, and smells of mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans, an "infernal motley crew" of cotton kings, decadent river workers, immigrants, and slaves. The dramatic trial offers an eye into the fascinating laws and customs surrounding slavery, immigration, and racial mixing, pitting a humble community of German immigrants against a hardened capitalist, as respected for his wealth and power as he is feared and distrusted, and his attorney, one of the brashest and most flamboyant lawyers of his time.

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