O America: Discovery in a New Land William Least Heat Moon

O America: Discovery in a New Land

Author: William Least Heat Moon
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Book Title
O America: Discovery in a New Land
Author
William Least Heat Moon
ISBN
9780826222046
In 1848 an English physician, Nathaniel Trennant, accepts an offer to serve as doctor on a ship carrying immigrants to America. When arriving in Baltimore, Trennant stumbles onto its slave market and witnesses the horrors of human bondage. One night in a boardinghouse he discovers under his bed a runaway slave. Disturbed and angered by the selling of human lives, he offers to help the young man escape, a criminal action that will put the fugitive slave and physician into flight from both the law and opportunistic slave hunters. Traveling by foot, horse, stage, canal boat, and steamer, Nathaniel and Nicodemus explore the backcountry and forge a deep friendship as they encounter a host of memorable characters who reveal the nature of the American experiment, one still in its early stages but already under the stress of social injustices and economic inequities. Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: William Least Heat MoonPublisher: University of Missouri PressPublished: 02/14/2020ISBN: 9780826222046Pages: 338Weight: 1.45lbsSize: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.30dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 03/16/2020
In 1848 an English physician, Nathaniel Trennant, accepts an offer to serve as doctor on a ship carrying immigrants to America. When arriving in Baltimore, Trennant stumbles onto its slave market and witnesses the horrors of human bondage. One night in a boardinghouse he discovers under his bed a runaway slave. Disturbed and angered by the selling of human lives, he offers to help the young man escape, a criminal action that will put the fugitive slave and physician into flight from both the law and opportunistic slave hunters.

Traveling by foot, horse, stage, canal boat, and steamer, Nathaniel and Nicodemus explore the backcountry and forge a deep friendship as they encounter a host of memorable characters who reveal the nature of the American experiment, one still in its early stages but already under the stress of social injustices and economic inequities.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: William Least Heat Moon
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Published: 02/14/2020
ISBN: 9780826222046
Pages: 338
Weight: 1.45lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 03/16/2020
In 1848 an English physician, Nathaniel Trennant, accepts an offer to serve as doctor on a ship carrying immigrants to America. When arriving in Baltimore, Trennant stumbles onto its slave market and witnesses the horrors of human bondage. One night in a boardinghouse he discovers under his bed a runaway slave. Disturbed and angered by the selling of human lives, he offers to help the young man escape, a criminal action that will put the fugitive slave and physician into flight from both the law and opportunistic slave hunters.

Traveling by foot, horse, stage, canal boat, and steamer, Nathaniel and Nicodemus explore the backcountry and forge a deep friendship as they encounter a host of memorable characters who reveal the nature of the American experiment, one still in its early stages but already under the stress of social injustices and economic inequities.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: William Least Heat Moon
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Published: 02/14/2020
ISBN: 9780826222046
Pages: 338
Weight: 1.45lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 03/16/2020