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Second Daughter: The Story of a Slave Girl - SIGNED 1st Edition/1st Printing

Walter, Mildred Pitts

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ISBN 10: 0590482823 / ISBN 13: 9780590482820
Published by Scholastic Trade, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Collectible/giftable quality. Fine condition 1st Edition/1st Printing in Fine condition dust jacket inscribed and SIGNED by the author "For Maureen, Enjoy! Mildred Pitts Walter 8/96" on the dedication page. Book and dust jacket are both in flawless As-New condition. Will be bubble-wrapped to protect the corners and shipped in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH629

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Title: Second Daughter: The Story of a Slave Girl -...

Publisher: Scholastic Trade

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Based on the true story of Mum Bett, or Elizabeth Freeman, a historical tale is told from the perspective of her sister, Aissa, and follows the young slave's victorious lawsuit for freedom from her owner.

From Publishers Weekly:

Walter (Mississippi Challenge) treats fiction as the handmaiden of history and politics in this fact-based story, drawing from research about Mum Bett, a Massachusetts slave who successfully sued for her freedom shortly after the Revolutionary War. For a narrator Walter chooses Mum Bett's sister, whose name and life story have gone unrecorded. The author gives her the African name Aissa, which means "Second Daughter"; a self-satisfied, capricious mistress; a strong temperament; and an indomitable will to be free. Aissa charts the injustices as she watches her more accommodating older sister, Bett, serve men who spout Revolutionary rhetoric about liberty with no thought to the humans they treat as property. Bett's husband, a free man, is killed fighting in the Revolution, but the pension Bett receives is nowhere near enough to buy their child's freedom. In common with many other heroines reclaimed from oblivion, Bett is also a skilled folk healer. It's a story of perfect political rectitude, but the agenda here is stronger than the narrative?judging from the intriguing historical note at the end of the book, its lessons might have been even more clearly delivered as nonfiction. Ages 12-up.
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