Chariot on the Mountain E–pub READ

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Chariot on the Mountain
  • Jack Ford
  • en
  • 14 October 2018
  • 9781496713094

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characters Chariot on the Mountain Chariot on the Mountain Free read ä 104 Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Jack Ford Llies her former mistress Mary and Fanny Withers a rich and influential socialite who is persuaded to adopt Kitty's cause and uses her resources and charm to secure a lawyer The sensational trial that follows will decide the fate of Kitty and her children and bond three extraordinary yet very different women together in their uest for justiceBased on little known true events and brought vividly to life by Emmy and Peabody award winning journalist Jack Ford here is an astonishing account of a time when the traditions of the Old South still thrived a treacherous journey toward freedom and a testament to determination friendship and courag. Chariot on the Mountain tells a fictionalized version of the true story of Kitty Payne born into slavery the daughter of a slave and slave owner On the slave owner s deathbed he makes his wife Mary promise to free Kitty and the children Mary fully plans to comply with her husband s wishes until a greedy nephew comes into the picture contesting the will so that she cannot dispose of any property until the case is settled Of course that property includes Kitty and her children While we ve all read about slavery I will never be able to conceive of people as property Though slavery was several centuries ago I am still struck while reading about these people usually Christians that thought that enslaving people was in any way moral Mary has a friend who is a prime example of this mindset though she does support Mary when Mary decides to make the trek to freedom with Kitty and the children I was uncomfortable with some of the dialogue the stereotypical language attributed to Kitty and other slaves in the book The language may very well have been historically accurate but it just didn t feel right to me especially since Kitty begins to speak grammatically correctly around the middle of the book I applaud Jack Ford for bringing Kitty Payne s story into the limelight but the writing never really grabbed me That said the story is so compelling that I would recommend the book Thank you to Netgalley Kensington Books and the author for the ARC of Chariot on the Mountain in exchange for an unbiased review

characters Chariot on the Mountain

Chariot on the Mountain

characters Chariot on the Mountain Chariot on the Mountain Free read ä 104 Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Jack Ford In the house and has been treated like family than slave After Samuel's death Mary decides to grant Kitty and her children their freedom and travels with them to Pennsylvania where she will file papers declaring Kitty's emancipation Helped on their perilous flight by uaker families along the Underground Railroad they finally reach the free state But Kitty is not yet safeDragged back to Virginia by a gang of slave catchers led by Samuel's own nephew who is determined to sell her and her children Kitty takes a defiant step charging the younger Maddox with kidnapping and assault On the surface the move is brave yet hopeless But Kitty has a. The chase is onWhat a fabulous read to close out the year My first Ford and not the car so I will be inclined to try anotherKitty is a mulatto skinned slave on the run With her mistress who is trying to repent for the wrongs of having slaves and honouring her deceased husband s last wish to free Kitty and her childrenExcept she has a deceitful nephew who demands a share of the estate and wants to trade in Kitty and her kids for some cold hard cashThe writing flows as fast as the chase does Kitty is a historical figure who did exist and challenged the status of the laws towards black rights or the lack of themFord found her name on a plaue and did some investigation to get at her story What he found was a courageous soul who will live out of a legacy for having been discovered for her uiet yet impactful existence 425

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characters Chariot on the Mountain Chariot on the Mountain Free read ä 104 Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Jack Ford Once old Mastuh be dead you be workin' in the fields just like the rest of 'em That day comin' soon Two decades before the Civil War a middle class farmer named Samuel Maddox lies on his deathbed Elsewhere in his Virginia home a young woman named Kitty knows her life is about to change She is one of the Maddox family's slaves and Samuel's biological daughter When Samuel's wife Mary inherits her husband's property she will own Kitty too along with Kitty's three small childrenAlready in her fifties and with no children of her own Mary Maddox has struggled to accept her husband's daughter a strong willed confident educated woman who works. Chariot on the Mountain by Jack Ford is a 2018 Kensington publication Historically interesting emotionally riveting and one whale of legal thriller This book is based on the true story of Catherine Kitty Payne a slave and the daughter of her owner Samuel Maddox When Samuel dies his wife Mary decides to set Kitty and children free which leads to a contentious and little known court case where Kitty had to fight to remain free In Ford s tale the reader follows Kitty on her journey chronicling her relationship with Mary and the bold decision to take Mary s nephew to court when he refused to acknowledge her freedom A slave taking a white man to court in the pre civil war era was unprecedented to say the least I loved the way the author brought Kitty and Mary to life The progress of their relationship is one of the most rewarding parts of the story Naturally Mary had every reason to feel resentful of Kitty and it would have been within her rights to sell Kitty and her children after her husband s death When Mary decided to honor her husband s last wishes she goes above and beyond by escorting Kitty and her children to Pennsylvania where they can obtain their freedom The journey is a dangerous one but it is also one that solidifies the special bond the women developed which was like a mother daughter relationship and a close friendship When Mary s nephew interferes claiming he had a right to take charge of Samuel s estate which included his slaves he hires a group of slave catchers to kidnap Kitty and her children and return them to Virginia But Kitty insists she is free and decides to take her case to court From there Zephania Turner takes charge of Kitty s case and thus begins an arduous complicated trial that had so many twists I was on the edge of my seat I had never heard of this case before now What an incredible and fascinating story I m so glad the author stumbled across it and shared it through this work of fiction I so admired these women and their courage and faith Everything about this story seems to go against the grain Mary s decision to help the daughter her husband fathered with another woman Zephania taking this case despite the opposition of family and friends and the court case itself is nothing short of a miracle considering the time and place in historyWhile some abhorrent attitudes still held firm and some of the characters are despicable the good people who stood their ground who faced their enemies and stuck by one another no matter the conseuences is the part of the story that gives me a slight hope that humanity isn t as dark and it often appears to be This is where we need to keep our focus on the positive Right now times are scary and dark and it s brought out the worst in some people but it s also brought out the best Mary and Kitty are an inspiration and a reminder to stay strong be good to each other to never give up hope Take care my friends and please stay well