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The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen
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Jul 21, 2012

really liked it
Read in July, 2012

An excellent presentation of slavery from the eyes of a black mother and daughter owned by manufacturers in Virginia and not large Plantation owners. A conflict arises when the mother and daughter receive their freedom, but their husband/ father owned by a different tradesman does not. Exciting stories of the underground railroad ensue while readers wait to see what happens to the freed black slaves who bravely stay to help rebuild the South for the future. I also appreciated a fair presentation of white slave owners, some who became abolitionists and that not all northerners were unbigoted.

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