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The amalgamation polka

by Wright, Stephen

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Slaveholders,
  • Fiction,
  • Abolitionists,
  • Slavery,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Born in 1844 in upstate New York as the child of ardent abolitionists, Liberty Fish finds his life influenced also by his grandparents, Carolina slaveholders, a conflict that he struggles to resolve by enlisting during the Civil War.

    Edition Notes

    StatementStephen Wright
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3573.R5433 A83 2006
    The Physical Object
    Pagination323 p. :
    Number of Pages323
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24744687M
    ISBN 10067945117X
    ISBN 109780679451174
    LC Control Number2005938382
    OCLC/WorldCa63681091

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