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Belle : the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice

by Byrne, Paula,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection DA483.B45 B97 2014
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CLP - East Liberty Biographies DA483.B45 B97 2014
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DA483.B45 B97 2014
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DA483.B45 B97 2014
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CLP - South Side Biographies DA483.B45 B97 2014
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Biographies DA483.B45 B97 2014
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Summary

The sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode--a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady.

The illegitimate daughter of a captain in the Royal Navy and an enslaved African woman, Dido Belle was sent to live with her great-uncle, the Earl of Mansfield, one of the most powerful men of the time and a leading opponent of slavery. Growing up in his lavish estate, Dido was raised as a sister and companion to her white cousin, Elizabeth. When a joint portrait of the girls, commissioned by Mansfield, was unveiled, eighteenth-century England was shocked to see a black woman and white woman depicted as equals. Inspired by the painting, Belle vividly brings to life this extraordinary woman caught between two worlds, and illuminates the great civil rights question of her age: the fight to end slavery.

Belle includes 20 pages of black-and-white photos.

Additional Information
Subjects Belle, Dido Elizabeth, -- 1761-1804.
Mansfield, William Murray, -- Earl of, -- 1705-1793.
Mansfield, William Murray, -- Earl of, -- 1705-1793 -- Family.
Racially mixed people -- England -- Biography.
Slaves -- England -- Biography.
Illegitimate children -- England -- Biography.
Nobility -- England -- Biography.
Antislavery movements -- England -- History -- 18th century.
England -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First U.S. edition.
Language English
Description xii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-283).
ISBN 9780062310774 (paperback)
0062310771 (paperback)
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