All Different Kinds of Free (Google eBook)

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A free woman of color in the 1830s, Margaret Morgan lived a life full of promise. One frigid night in Pennsylvania, that changed forever. They tore her family apart. They put her in chains. They never expected her to fight back.In 1837, Margaret Morgan was kidnapped from her home in Pennsylvania and sold into slavery. The state of Pennsylvania charged her kidnapper with the crime, but the conviction was later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. It was the first time a major branch of the federal government had made a pro-slavery stand, and the ruling in Prigg v. Pennsylvania sewed the bitter seeds of the states' rights battle that eventually would lead to the Civil War.Yet, the heart of this story is not a historic Supreme Court ruling. It is the remarkable, unforgettable Margaret Morgan. Her life would never be the same. Her family had been torn apart. Uncaring forces abused her body and her heart. But she refused to give up, refused to stop fighting, refused to allow her soul to be enslaved.Jessica McCann's work as an award-winning journalist has been published in Business Week, The Writer, and many other publications. ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF FREE is her first novel. Learn more about McCann online at www.jessicamccann.com.
  

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The novel is clearly well researched. - LibraryThing
I was very impressed with the authors writing style. - LibraryThing
A great read and page turner. - LibraryThing
The plot is thin and predictable. - LibraryThing
Maybe the ending just means there will be a sequel. - LibraryThing
This is the magic of McCann's writing. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Candice Snow - Goodreads

I have only ever cried while reading these 3 books: 1. The Host (Don't laugh. I only cried because one of the characters was a lovable elderly man dying of cancer who completely lost his mind during ... Read full review

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User Review  - RenishaRenewed - Goodreads

Absolutely incredible. Compared to Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings, which was also a great story of historical facts, this also took me on a ride. Loved it. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
2
Chapter 2
11
Chapter 3
19
Chapter 4
31
Chapter 5
37
Chapter 6
43
Chapter 7
49
Chapter 8
54
Chapter 23
149
Chapter 24
153
Chapter 25
160
Chapter 26
167
Chapter 27
177
Chapter 28
181
Chapter 29
185
Chapter 30
196

Chapter 9
59
Chapter 10
64
Chapter 11
68
Chapter 12
74
Part Two
85
Chapter 13
86
Chapter 14
91
Chapter 15
98
Chapter 16
105
Chapter 17
111
Chapter 18
119
Chapter 19
125
Chapter 20
133
Chapter 21
138
Chapter 22
144
Chapter 31
205
Chapter 32
212
Chapter 33
216
Chapter 34
220
Chapter 35
226
Chapter 36
233
Chapter 37
238
Chapter 38
244
Chapter 39
251
Chapter 40
259
Authors Note
263
Readers Guide
265
About the Author
267
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