The price of freedom : how one town stood up to slavery

by Fradin, Judith Bloom.

Format: Print Book 2013
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Summary
When John Price took a chance at freedom by crossing the frozen Ohio river from Kentucky into Ohio one January night in 1856, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was fully enforced in every state of the union. But the townspeople of Oberlin, Ohio, believed there that all people deserved to be free, so Price started a new life in town-until a crew of slave-catchers arrived and apprehended him. When the residents of Oberlin heard of his capture, many of them banded together to demand his release in a dramatic showdown that risked their own freedom. Paired for the first time, highly acclaimed authors Dennis & Judith Fradin and Pura Belpr#65533; award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez, provide readers with an inspiring tale of how one man's journey to freedom helped spark an abolitionist movement.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Oberlin-Wellington rescue a little-known story from the annals of the American civil rights movement finds cinematic exposition in this fast-paced, informative outing. Oberlin, Ohio, a sympathetic town resisting the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, became the home of many escaped slaves, including John Price, who arrived on the Underground Railroad from Kentucky, headed towards Canada, and settled down. When Price is kidnapped by a Kentucky slave hunter, the town rises up en masse to rescue him. Twenty men were tried, convicted, and jailed, and the conflict contributed to the unrest that led to the Civil War. The Fradins begin the story with Price's escape and passage, moving quickly to the central event that plays out across a single day, with time stamps marking the episodic scenes. Velasquez storyboards the drama with his detailed paintings, occasionally framed with wooden panels, posing his characters to highlight the action. Back matter includes a bibliography and sources for further research, and illustrations on the front and back endpapers offer meaningful context.--Barthelmess, Thom Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Fradins (Zora:! The Life of Zora Neale Hurston) bring into focus an incident that solidified the reputation of Oberlin, Ohio, as a place that welcomed and aided runaway slaves in this detailed picture-book account. In the autumn of 1858, a large group of residents, now known as the Rescuers, defied the Fugitive Slave Law (which made it legal to capture runaway slaves anywhere in the U.S.) and dramatically freed former slave John Price from armed slave hunters. Though the Rescuers were eventually tried as criminals and served jail time, their unwavering belief in freedom for all people helped spark disagreements that led to the Civil War. The narrative reveals the authors' thorough research, though readers may have some difficulty keeping straight the large cast of characters. Velasquez (My Uncle Martin's Words for America) sets a tense tone from the outset, with striking, inky paintings of Price's initial escape under cover of night. His realistic portraits of Price and the townspeople of Oberlin convey powerful emotion and capture the clothing, architecture, and dangers of the era. Ages 7-9. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Price, John, -- 1836?- -- Juvenile literature.
Oberlin-Wellington Rescue, 1858 -- Juvenile literature.
Underground Railroad -- Ohio -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves -- Ohio -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Quakers -- Ohio -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Walker Books for Young Readers,2013
Contributors Fradin, Dennis B.
Velasquez, Eric.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780802721662 (hardback)
0802721664 (hardback)
9780802721679 (reinforced edition)
0802721672 (reinforced edition)
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