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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel is set in 1855, when 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 befriends James Douglass, leader of the Virginia Harmonists, a minstrel troup. A Free State is both a riveting chase novel and a searing parable of liberty and its costs. Charged with narrative tension and unforgettable characters, it is a thrilling work by a novelist at the height of his powers--Dust jacket
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. By the award-winning author of<i>City of Refuge</i>
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10443717
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Piazza, Tom
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African American musicians
  • Minstrel shows
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn903510492
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780062284129
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903510492
Label
A free state : a novel, Tom Piazza
Publication
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
ocn903510492
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780062284129
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903510492

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