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The Resource Dessa Rose, Sherley Anne Williams

Dessa Rose, Sherley Anne Williams

Label
Dessa Rose
Title
Dessa Rose
Statement of responsibility
Sherley Anne Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This acclaimed historical novel is based on two actual incidents: In 1829, in Kentucky, a pregnant black woman was sentenced to death for helping to lead an uprising of a group of slaves headed to the market for sale. In North Carolina, in 1830, a white woman living on an isolated farm was reported to have given sanctuary to runaway slaves. In DESSA ROSE, the author asks the question: 'What if these two women met?' From there the story unfolds: two strong women, one black, one white, form a forbidden and ambivalent alliance; a bold scheme is hatched to win freedom; trust is slowly extended and cautiously accepted as the two women unite and discover greater strength together than alone
Action
Committed to retain
Cataloging source
AU@
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1944-1999
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Williams, Sherley Anne
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • African American women
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
Target audience
general
Label
Dessa Rose, Sherley Anne Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Original hardcover edition published: William Morrow, 1986.--Verso t. p
  • First Quill edition published, 1999.--Verson t. p
Control code
765450743
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
236, 16 p.
Isbn
9780062011251
Isbn Type
(pbk)
System control number
(OCoLC)765450743
Label
Dessa Rose, Sherley Anne Williams
Publication
Note
  • Original hardcover edition published: William Morrow, 1986.--Verso t. p
  • First Quill edition published, 1999.--Verson t. p
Control code
765450743
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
236, 16 p.
Isbn
9780062011251
Isbn Type
(pbk)
System control number
(OCoLC)765450743

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