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A partial sun : a novel, Lawrence Reid Bechtel

Label
A partial sun : a novel
Title
A partial sun
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Reid Bechtel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1852, after much searching through the Black districts of Petersburg, Virginia, the amateur historian Charles Campbell finally located Isaac Granger, a formerly enslaved man who worked for the late Thomas Jefferson. Though disinterested at first in sharing his memories, Isaac was at last persuaded to tell the full story of his time in Philadelphia as a young man in the early 1790s. It was supposed to have been a simple story: he would apprentice with a Quaker tinsmith and then return to Monticello to produce tinware for sale in such abundance that Jefferson might pay down his plantation's crippling debts. But Isaac was impressionable and more thoughtful than Jefferson knew. Philadelphia was a big city, home to a thriving African-American community, and Isaac met all manner of characters: Billey Gardner, a formerly enslaved man who worked for James Madison; the dangerous and charismatic Dr. Cornelius Sharp; the Reverent Rich Allen; the hateful Daniel Shady, who could not abide that Isaac should learn tinsmithing at his side as an equal; the tinsmith's daughter, Rachel, who taught Isaac to read. Isaac got himself into difficulties, contemplated his place in the world, and was challenged to do more than just serve. Conflict was inevitable
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bechtel, Lawrence Reid
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E2682
LC item number
P37 2019
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The tinsmith's apprentice
Series volume
book 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Granger, Isaac
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Apprentices
  • Tinsmiths
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • United States
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • African Americans
  • Apprentices
  • Slaves
  • Tinsmiths
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
Label
A partial sun : a novel, Lawrence Reid Bechtel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090176028
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 390 pages
Isbn
9781945448393
Lccn
2019940384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A partial sun : a novel, Lawrence Reid Bechtel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090176028
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 390 pages
Isbn
9781945448393
Lccn
2019940384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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