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The Resource Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America, W. Caleb McDaniel

Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America, W. Caleb McDaniel

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Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America
Title
Sweet taste of liberty
Title remainder
a true story of slavery and restitution in America
Statement of responsibility
W. Caleb McDaniel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Sweet Taste of Liberty, W. Caleb McDaniel focuses on the experience of a freed slave who was sold back into slavery, eventually freed again, and who then sued the man who had sold her back into bondage. Henrietta Wood was born into slavery, but in 1848, she was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed. In 1855, however, a wealthy Kentucky businessman named Zebulon Ward, who colluded with Wood's employer, abducted Wood and sold her back into bondage. In the years that followed before and during the Civil War, she gave birth to a son and was forced to march to Texas. She obtained her freedom a second time after the war and returned to Cincinnati, where she sued Ward for $20,000 in damages--now known as reparations. Astonishingly, after ten years of litigation, Henrietta Wood won her case. In 1878, a Federal jury awarded her $2,500 and the decision stuck on appeal. While nowhere close to the amount she had demanded, this may be the largest amount of money ever awarded by an American court in restitution for slavery. Wood went on to live until 1912"--
Tone
Writing style
Award
Pulitzer Prize for History, 2020.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10807420
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDaniel, W. Caleb
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E444.W815
LC item number
M35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wood, Henrietta
  • Slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Freedmen
  • Wood, Henrietta
  • Trials (Kidnapping)
  • African Americans
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a true story of slavery and restitution in America
Label
Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America, W. Caleb McDaniel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biblioographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The crossing -- Touseytown -- Down river -- Ward's return -- Cincinnati -- The plan -- The flight -- Raising a muss -- Wood versus Ward -- The keeper -- Natchez -- Brandon Hall -- Versailles -- Revolution -- The march -- Arthur -- Robertson County -- Dawn and doom -- Nashville -- A rather interesting case -- Story of a slave -- The verdict -- Epilogue
Control code
2018047090
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 340 pages, 12 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780190846992
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018047090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1078955238
Label
Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America, W. Caleb McDaniel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biblioographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The crossing -- Touseytown -- Down river -- Ward's return -- Cincinnati -- The plan -- The flight -- Raising a muss -- Wood versus Ward -- The keeper -- Natchez -- Brandon Hall -- Versailles -- Revolution -- The march -- Arthur -- Robertson County -- Dawn and doom -- Nashville -- A rather interesting case -- Story of a slave -- The verdict -- Epilogue
Control code
2018047090
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 340 pages, 12 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780190846992
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018047090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1078955238

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