Item #010667 The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story Of Sally Miller And Her Fight For Freedom in Old New Orleans. John Bailey.
The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story Of Sally Miller And Her Fight For Freedom in Old New Orleans

The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story Of Sally Miller And Her Fight For Freedom in Old New Orleans

New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price. First Edition, First Printing.


New / New. Item #010667
ISBN: 0871139219

An investigative history that reads like a novel, this story recounts a courtroom drama involving a slave owner and his slave, who may or may not have been the daughter of a German immigrant.

Bailey, a lawyer and author, reconstructs mid-19th-century New Orleans and the laws and customs surrounding slavery, immigration and racial mixing. After following the case to its finale in the Supreme Court.

This diligent researcher and gifted storyteller has crafted an eye-opening portrait of a mysterious woman, and "tells her engrossing story. with polish and verve, weaving history and mystery neatly together (Miami Herald).

Price: $19.95