The Resource The Underground River, Martha Conway

The Underground River, Martha Conway

Label
The Underground River
Title
The Underground River
Statement of responsibility
Martha Conway
Title variation
Ranaway
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set aboard a nineteenth century riverboat theater, this is the moving, page-turning story of a charmingly frank and naive seamstress who is blackmailed into saving Ranaways on the Underground Railroad, jeopardizing her freedom, her livelihood, and a new love. It's 1838, and May Bedloe works as a seamstress for her cousin, the famous actress Comfort Vertue--until their steamboat sinks on the Ohio River. Though they both survive, both must find new employment. Comfort is hired to give lectures by noted abolitionist, Flora Howard, and May finds work on a small flatboat, Hugo and Helena's Floating Theatre, as it cruises the border between the northern states and the southern slave-holding states. May becomes indispensable to Hugo and his troupe, and all goes well until she sees her cousin again. Comfort and Mrs. Howard are also traveling down the Ohio River, speaking out against slavery at the many riverside towns. May owes Mrs. Howard a debt she cannot repay, and Mrs. Howard uses the opportunity to enlist May in her network of shadowy characters who ferry babies given up by their slave mothers across the river to freedom. Lying has never come easy to May, but now she is compelled to break the law, deceive all her new-found friends, and deflect the rising suspicions of Dr. Early who captures Ranaways and sells them back to their southern masters. As May's secrets become more tangled and harder to keep, the Floating Theatre readies for its biggest performance yet. May's predicament could mean doom for all her friends on board, including her beloved Hugo, unless she can figure out a way to trap those who know her best"--
Summary
Set aboard a nineteenth century riverboat theater, this is the moving, page-turning story of a charmingly frank and naive seamstress who is blackmailed into saving Ranaways on the Underground Railroad, jeopardizing her freedom, her livelihood, and a new love
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10560467
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Conway, Martha
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • River boats
  • Women dressmakers
  • Slavery
Target audience
adult
Label
The Underground River, Martha Conway
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
A Touchstone Book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781501160257
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2016050548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The Underground River, Martha Conway
Publication
Copyright
Note
A Touchstone Book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781501160257
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2016050548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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