New York London Toronto Sydney Singapore: Simon & Schuster, 2003. B&W glossy photos. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the title page, tall 8vo, blue vertically ribbed quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over off-white boards, illustrated with B&W map as front matter and 16 pages of glossy photographs, an archival quality clear plastic cover protects the pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting a runaway slave being chased through a swamp by a hound, x, [xi-xii, xiii: 2 maps, xiv-xvi] + 333 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3948
Ann Hagedorn is the award-winning author of The Invisible Soldiers and four previous books: Wild Ride, Ransom, BEYOND THE RIVER, and Savage Peace, and has been a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News and San Jose Mercury News. She has taught writing at Northwestern University‘s Medill School of Journalism AND Columbia University‘s Graduate School of Journalism.
BEYOND THE RIVER (2003) relates and documents the story of one of the most successful social movements in American history: the network of men and women who assisted fugitive slaves to escape to freedom. It includes the struggles of abolitionists (women, people of African descent, and youths). Surprisingly, this important study deals largely with a town along the Ohio River that was an epicenter for anti-slavery activists. Remarkably, it had links to , Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Lloyd Garrison, and others. It was here that Stowe discovered the nucleus of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Selected by the American Library Association as one of the “25 most notable books in America.”--adapted from author's website
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION! Tight, bright, clean in a sharp dust jacket (unclipped). No remainder marks.