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The Resource A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza

A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza

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. Blackface minstrelsy is the most popular form of entertainment in a nation about to be torn apart by the battle over slavery. Henry Sims, a fugitive slave and a brilliant musician, has escaped to Philadelphia. He is befriended by a leader of a popular minstrel troupe struggling to compete with similar ensembles. Henry's skill could help the struggling troupe. Black and white performers are not allowed to appear together onstage. Together, the two concoct a masquerade to protect Henry's identity. Even as their plan begins to reverse the troupe's decline, a brutal slave hunter named Tull Burton has been employed to track down the runaway and retrieve him, by any means necessary
Summary
Escaping slavery to become a street performer in mid-19th-century Philadelphia, Henry Sims hides his identity to join a troupe of white minstrels until a ruthless slave hunter threatens his life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443717
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piazza, Tom
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Musicians
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African American musicians
  • Minstrel shows
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • African American musicians
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Minstrel shows
  • Musicians
  • Slavery
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes interview with the author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933523639
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition
Extent
235, 19 pages
Isbn
9780062284136
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933523639
Label
A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza
Publication
Note
Includes interview with the author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933523639
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition
Extent
235, 19 pages
Isbn
9780062284136
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933523639

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