The Resource The amalgamation polka, Stephen Wright

The amalgamation polka, Stephen Wright

Label
The amalgamation polka
Title
The amalgamation polka
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Wright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in 1844 in bucolic upstate New York, Liberty Fish is the son of fervent abolitionists as well as the grandson of Carolina slaveholders even more dedicated to their cause. Thus follows a childhood limned with fugitive slaves moving through hidden passageways in the house, his Uncle Porter's free-soil adventure stories whose remarkable violence sets the tone of the mounting national crisis, and the inevitable distress that befalls his mother whenever letters arrive from her parents - a conflict that ultimately costs her her life and compels Liberty, in hopes of reconciling the familial disunion, to escape first into the cauldron of war and then into a bedlam more disturbing still." "Rich in characters both heartbreaking and bloodcurdling, comic and horrific, The Amalgamation Polka is shot through with politics and dreams, and it captures great swaths of the American experience, from village to metropolis to plantation, from the Erie Canal to the Bahamas, from Bloody Kansas to the fulfillment of the killing fields. Yet for all the brutality and tragedy, this novel is exuberant in the telling and its wide compassion, brimming with the language, manners, hopes, and fears of its time."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.R5433
LC item number
A83 2006
Literary form
fiction
The amalgamation polka, Stephen Wright
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The amalgamation polka, Stephen Wright
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
10692065
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
First edition
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780679451174
Lccn
2005938382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL80828
  • (OCoLC)63681091
  • (DLC) 2005938382
  • (BNAtoc)V4L46061

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