The Resource A reckoning, Linda Spalding

A reckoning, Linda Spalding

Label
A reckoning
Title
A reckoning
Statement of responsibility
Linda Spalding
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's 1855, and the Dickinson farm, in the bottom corner of Virginia, is already in debt when a Northern abolitionist arrives and creates havoc among the slaves. Determined to find his mother and daughter, who are already free in Canada, Bry is the first slave to flee, and his escape inspires a dozen others. Soon, the farm, owned by one brother and managed by another, is forfeited to the bank. One of the brothers, who is also a circuit-riding preacher, gathers his flock into a wagon train to find a new life in the west. But John Dickinson has a dangerous secret that compels him to abandon the group at the last minute, and his wife, two daughters, and thirteen-year-old son, Martin, now face life on the trail and an unknown future alone. After a fateful encounter along the way, Martin and Bry will hatch a plot to get Bry safely to Canada, but each member of the family will be changed, tormented, excited, and exposed by the journey
Summary
A Virginia family must come to terms with their slave-owning past as the Civil War approaches and an abolitionist visits their plantation, throwing it into turmoil before compelling the family to move West
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
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10596504
Cataloging source
DLC
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Spalding, Linda
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Slavery
  • Life change events
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Families
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Life change events
  • Slavery
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A reckoning, Linda Spalding
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
1923617
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781524747008
Lccn
2017034418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524747008
  • (OCoLC)994220498
Label
A reckoning, Linda Spalding
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
1923617
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781524747008
Lccn
2017034418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524747008
  • (OCoLC)994220498

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