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The good lord bird / James McBride.

McBride, James, 1957- author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781101616185 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1101616180 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (432 pages)
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2013.

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Summary, etc.: Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town--with Brown, who believes he's a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry--whom Brown nicknames Little Onion--conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859--one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.
Subject: Fugitive slaves > United States > Fiction.
Brown, John, 1800-1859 > Fiction.
Abolitionists > Fiction.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) > History > John Brown's Raid, 1859 > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
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Historical fiction.

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