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Barcode31662001690700
LocationWinamac
TitleThe devil's half acre : the untold story of how one woman liberated the South's most notorious slave jail / Kristen Green. First edition. Ed
AuthorGreen, Kristen (Journalist), author.
Call NoB LUMPKIN
CollectionAdult Biography
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LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacDue on 7/6/2022B LUMPKIN 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781541675636 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 1541675630 (hardcover)
Personal Name Green, Kristen (Journalist), author.
Title Statement The devil's half acre : the untold story of how one woman liberated the South's most notorious slave jail / Kristen Green.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice ©2022.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Seal Press, 2022.
Physical Description xii, 332 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-309) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Chosen ones -- "That which is brought forth follows the womb" -- The thing we can't name -- So well acquainted -- Anthony Burns and the Fugitive Slave Act -- Leaving the South -- Richmond families in Philadelphia -- Capital of the Confederacy -- After the war -- "God's half acre".
Summary, Etc. "In The Devil's Half Acre, New York Times bestselling author Kristen Green draws on years of deep research to tell the extraordinary hidden story of young Mary Lumpkin, an enslaved woman who sought freedom and lit a path for liberation for thousands more. Enslaved and separated from her family when she was a child, Mary Lumpkin, born 1832, was later forced to secretly marry and have the children of the brutal slave-trader Robert Lumpkin. Together they lived on the premises of his notoriously cruel slave jail in Richmond, Virginia, known as the 'Devil's Half Acre.' In this destitute setting, Mary Lumpkin not only found a way to educate and free her children--and herself--but she managed to create something monumental. When Robert Lumpkin died and left his jail to Mary, she rented The Devil's Half Acre to a Baptist missionary and helped transform it into 'God's Half Acre,' a place where freed Black men could be educated. These same grounds where enslaved people were tortured and held before slave auctions eventually became the cornerstone for Virginia Union University, one of the nation's first HBCUs, which is still open today. Richly told and dramatically paced, The Devil's Half Acre reckons with America's heartbreaking past"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Lumpkin, Mary F.
Subject Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.) History 19th century.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African American women Virginia Richmond Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women slaves Virginia Richmond Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Slave trade Virginia Richmond History 19th century.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Jails Virginia Richmond History 19th century.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies. lcgft.
Location B LUMPKIN 31662001690700

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