It is 1837, and America is divided. Tension between slave states and free states is mounting. On a frigid night in Pennsylvania, that tension is broken.
Bounty hunters from Maryland smash through the door of a small log cabin – a cabin that had been built from sweat and tears and hope – and wreak terror upon the family within. Margaret Morgan, a free black woman, is violently abducted along with her free children and transported to Maryland to be sold into slavery. Labeled as a runaway slave from the Ashmore Estate, Margaret fights to prove and regain her freedom.
Her ordeal leads to one of the most pivotal Supreme Court cases in America’s history, Prigg v. Pennsylvania. The history books will have you believe the story of Prigg v. Pennsylvania is important because its controversial ruling fanned the early embers of the Civil War. This book will have you believe the story is important because it began with Margaret – with one woman’s fight, against all odds, to hold her family together. Inspired by a true story, for the first time, All Different Kinds of Free brings Margaret’s heartbreaking story and harrowing fight for freedom to life.
Also available in audio book.