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  1. Carly Carly says:

    Superficially it's just another pat nineteenth century abolitionist polemic a heartwarming if patronising story of wrongs committed by slave owning Southerners and brave white Northerners fighting for the justice and freedom of their black neighbors However the realities that underlie the Parker sisters' kidnapping are far murkier not only did its notoriety stem almost solely from the death of a white man rather than the kidnappings themselves but one of the kidnapped girls didn't want to return; she preferred slavery to freedom in the North It's an unsettling story Maybe that's why it's been so comprehensively forgottenThe kidnapping and its aftermath are both a product and a perfect exemplar of its time By 1851 tensions between North and South and between Pennsylvania and Maryland in particular were reaching flashpoint While most Pennsylvanians rejected the term abolitionist it seems to have picked up the same negative extremist connotations that feminist has today they also wanted no part in the slavecatching business and enacted laws to keep them out of it as much as possible And then the new Fugitive Slave Act stripped the state of even this power under the act new commissioners decided cases without giving the accused an opportunity to speak on their own behalf Given that they were paid twice as much to find in favour of the slavecatchers it's unsurprising that only about 6% of the cases found in favor of the defense Marylanders celebrated while Pennsylvanians fumedSlavecatchers doubled their efforts abducting fugitive slaves and free blacks with eual ruthlessness These aggressions brought out the militant side of both free Pennsylvanians and escaped slaves As Maddox puts it Racial euality had no place in their world but neither did the kidnapping of their black peopleSome like William Parker set up vigilante groups that used the Lynch Code to combat kidnappers In 1851 Parker's group fought back against a Maryland slavecatching party leading to the so called Christiana Riot in which the slaveholder was killed The slaveholder uickly became a Maryland martyr while Pennsylvania courts swiftly acuitted most of the rioters In Maryland acuittals in a case where A white slaveholder had died at the hands of a crowd of black men was an outrage and a travesty of justice Into this powder keg stumbled Rachel and Elizabeth Parker their kidnappers and Joseph Miller white benefactor of Rachel and the only fatality in the case Yet again tensions between Pennsylvania and Maryland explodedBlack people had been hustled out of the county by slave catchers and kidnappers for years and white people had been chasing after them to bring them back sometimes successfully and sometimes not But for one of those white people to die in the process of doing what most in the county considered the right thing was another matter altogetherNo matter which side of the Mason Dixon line you were on it wasn't black lives that mattered Not only did the book give me a clearer sense of the seething tensions of the 1850s; it is also dramatic in its own right uite a bit of the story is spent on Joseph Miller's mysterious death With all the twists and startling revelations in court it felt very much like an episode of Law and Order However my major discontent is that it is primarily a story of white Pennsylvanians versus white Marylanders For most of the story the Parker sisters are trapped in prison yet very little pagetime is spent on their experiences or their family's Although the story's catalyst centers two African American sisters they and the other black citizens are stripped of agency and silenced by those around themYet even so Elizabeth Parker defies our expectations Reporters of the time Tried to create a story which 'confirms a simplified safe and reductive version of the antislavery message liberty is always sweet even to those who are low poor and black'Rachel's story is in some ways the story the North very much wants to promulgate the kindly white citizens banded together putting fortunes and life in jeopardy to protect their African American neighbors Rachel who was later eulogized as gag a trusted faithful servant after the manner of the colored Mammy of the South is given basically no voice in the story but seems to have been acuiescent throughout However Elizabeth so preferred her life as a slave in New Orleans that she didn't want to come home to freedom Admittedly her experience was unusual rather than suffering the terrible exertions and vicious punishments of plantation life she was purchased by a shopkeeper to sell flowers milk and candy She had a soft bed good food the companionship of girls her own age She was praised for her abilities and enjoyed the novel experiences of dances and the theatre Was it really a surprise that she hesitated to return to an unloving mother cold neighbors and uncertain and onerous employment? Given how little control Elizabeth had over her life in Pennsylvania her story begs the uestion of how free the free blacks in the North actually were In the mid nineteenth century not even fiercely abolitionist uakers believed in real euality Black families in Pennsylvania tended to be ripped apart with young children acting as live in servants in widely dispersed white homes As Maddox says it was a Twilight zone between slavery and freedom Perhaps Elizabeth's free life was especially bad and her life as a slave especially good but her story certainly provides a startling contrast with stories such as Solomon Northup's The story was both educational and entertaining and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone interested in this period or the deep tensions running between North and South Yet I couldn't help but find it both depressing and ironic that Maddox's narrative sheds so little illumination on the personalities of Rachel and Elizabeth Even in their own story their voices are lost in the telling of the tale I received a copy of this book through Netgalley from the publisher Temple University Press in exchange for my honest review uotes are taken from an advanced reader copy and while they may not reflect the final phrasing I believe they speak to the spirit of the narrative as a whole Cross posted on BookLikes

  2. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Interesting read Just wish the author had made clear the events of the actual abductions I felt like this was about everything but the Parker sisters

  3. Domenica Domenica says:

    This is a very well researched and well written book about the period right before the Civil War in the United States This book really well portrays all of the elements that led to the kidnapping especially how Pennsylvania and Virginia were at odds with one another and one example of the repercussions of the Fugitive Slave Law There are various factions the staunch abolitionists the anti slavery but anti abolitionists the corrupt members of the judicial system and the villains one of whom in addition to being a slave catcher was a grave digger too in case he wasn't bad enough There are many pieces to this story and Maddox does an excellent job of showing the breadth of this case

  4. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    The kidnapping of 2 free black sisters accross the Mason Dixon Line 1851 Antebellum America Documents the harmful effects of slave catching Includes a map from 1855 Footnoted with a Bibliography

  5. Eryn C Eryn C says:

    Three stars because the structure of this book is a little wonky It jumps back and forth in the timeline a bit which leads to some repetition But this story is a compelling one

  6. Nancy Nancy says:

    The Parker Sisters A Border Kidnapping by Lucy Maddox is a nonfiction exploration of the 1851 kidnapping of two free black sisters from Chester County PA which is just above the Pennsylvania Maryland line uakers had settled the area before William Penn uakers as a group were not active abolitionists and those who were had to work under cover Slavery was illegal in Pennsylvania but residents obeyed the law concerning the Fugitive Slave Act which made it mandatory to return escaped 'property' to their Southern owners Abolitionists were detested as lawbreakers Pennsylvanians also were incensed by the kidnapping of freemen to be sold as slaves in the South another breaking of the lawThe life of a free person of color in rural Pennsylvania was one of isolation working for European descent farmers for little payElizabeth Parker was kidnapped and sold to a New Orleans woman She was sent on the streets to sell flowers and candy slept on a feather bed and was surrounded by others of her color She was not unhappy in spite of her loss of freedom When she was arrested for breaking the 8 pm curfew she played her trump card and confessed she was a free woman kidnapped into slavery Her sister Rachel Parker was also kidnapped and her employer and other Chester County farmers followed to bring her back; the farmer she worked for was later found dead After several exhumations it was determined that he was murderedTheir kidnapper claimed they were the Crocus sisters who had escaped from their owners The girls remained in prison for a year awaiting the trials that would settle their identity African Americans were legally bared from testifying in court for others of their color Their identity had to be established by members of their home community against the word of those who benefited from her saleMaddox uses trial records and primary sources to reconstruct the kidnapping of the Parker sisters Their story brings to life the legal political and personal ramifications of the Fugitive Slave ActI received a free ARC from the publishers through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review

  7. Mandy Mandy says:

    Within the space of 2 weeks in 1851 two free African American young people were abducted from the farms in Pennsylvania where they were working to be sold back into slavery The story of this kidnapping and its aftermath are described in this painstakingly researched and detailed account which explores not only what happened to the girls but also gives a vivid and evocative picture of life in Pennsylvania at the time and the often conflicted attitudes towards slavery and abolition and both the kindness and cruelty that existed side by side in the society and customs of mid century Pennsylvania It’s a gripping and interesting story though I did find it perhaps too detailed at times and the girls’ stories sometimes got subsumed in the wealth of sociological and political information and description

  8. SuZanne SuZanne says:

    This is a worthy read in which the microcosm that is the Pennsylvania Maryland border area reveals much about the macrocosm that is the United States of America during the decades leading up to the Civil War It is a dry read told with an unemotional tone It is based on meticulous research In this way when all the facts are presented we readers have to decide for ourselves what to make of them I learned much about the attitudes of various groups of people of the period and see clearly how different groups' feelings and attitudes have carried forth into our own times Thus I recommend spending a day or two reading it

  9. Polly Krize Polly Krize says:

    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest reviewThe kidnapping of free black sisters Elizabeth and Rachel Parker was horrific The life of a black person in 1850s Pennsylvania was difficult enough without the danger of being illegally apprehended This well researched book based on diaries and trial records documents the far reaching conseuences of the Fugitive Slave Act

  10. Caitlin Caitlin says:

    There was a lot of really interesting information in this book However in my opinion the story telling aspect of this book was really lacking I had a super hard time getting through all of the interesting information without falling asleep This book was written much for the intellectual than for the avid reader who wants to learn

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