The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping
- Publish Date: 2016-02-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Lucy Maddox
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In The Parker Sisters, Lucy Maddox gives an eloquent, urgent account of the tragic kidnapping of these young women. Using archival news and courtroom reports, Maddox tells the larger story of the disastrous effect of the Fugitive Slave Act on the small farming communities of Chester County and the significant, widening consequences for the state and the nation.
The Parker Sisters is also a story about families whose lives and fates were deeply embedded in both the daily rounds of their community and the madness and violence consuming all of antebellum America. Maddoxs account of this horrific and startling crime reveals the strength and vulnerability of the Parker sisters and the African American population.
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