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The Garies and Their Friends - Frank J Webb

The Garies and Their Friends

Paperback Published: 22nd April 2010
ISBN: 9781438595221
Number Of Pages: 358

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The Garies and Their Friends was written in 1857 with a preface by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Frank Webb was a black man born in Philadelphia. Being one of the nearest free cities of any size to the slave territory, it was been a sanctuary for escaping fugitive or emancipated slaves. Mr. Garies was a slave-owning Southerner. His beloved wife was once a slave. They had two mixed-race children. To escape the racism of the South and the strict laws of Georgia prohibiting freedom for the children, the family moves to Philadelphia. They moved into a white neighborhood. Here they meet their remarkable "friends," including the middle-class and black Ellis family. They soon find out that Northern racism is different and equally dangerous. The wife next door is appalled by their new mixed-race neighbors, and her husband concocts a plot to rob the Garies of their wealth.

ISBN: 9781438595221
ISBN-10: 1438595220
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 22nd April 2010
Publisher: Book Jungle
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.62

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