The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom in Old New Orleans
This tale starts in Germany in an era of famine and terrible times. Whole villages picked up to move to the New World, the Muller family among them....more
The only reason I gave the book...more
Critics found few faults with Bailey's meticulous research and credited him for including all the elements of epic historical fiction in a nonfiction book. The narrative functions well on two levels: it's both a riveting story and an intriguing history lesson, made more so with fine portraits of colorful characters (real people) and the society in which they lived. The author offers his own conclusion to the mystery, which some critics found shocking and one thought too pat to ring true. Regardl...more
John Bailey outlines the court trials of Sally Miller's quest for freedom. It's a true page-turner, and the reader w...more
This is the story of either a German girl who was enslaved illegally or a slave who fought for her freedom, using the German community and a lawyer desperate for fame to gain her freedom. There is no closure to the book because this is never off...more
It remains an outstanding way...more
I cant help but wonder if more schools taught a thorough overview of this topic there would be more sympathy for those immigrants currently desperate to be in this country. For the same reason the europeans travelled here.