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The indigo girl: a novel
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Published:
Ashland, Oregon : Blackstone Publishing, c2017.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
340 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Status:
6 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
Boulder Junction Adult Fiction
FIC BOY
Description
The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their family's three plantations in rural South Carolina and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Tensions with the British, and with the Spanish in Florida, just a short way down the coast, are rising, and slaves are starting to become restless. Her mother wants nothing more than for their South Carolina endeavor to fail so they can go back to England. Soon her family is in danger of losing everything.Upon hearing how much the French pay for indigo dye, Eliza believes it's the key to their salvation. But everyone tells her it's impossible, and no one will share the secret to making it. Thwarted at nearly every turn, even by her own family, Eliza finds that her only allies are an aging horticulturalist, an older and married gentleman lawyer, and a slave with whom she strikes a dangerous deal: teach her the intricate thousand-year-old secret process of making indigo dye and in return-against the laws of the day-she will teach the slaves to read.So begins an incredible story of love, dangerous and hidden friendships, ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice.Based on historical documents, including Eliza's letters, this is a historical fiction account of how a teenage girl produced indigo dye, which became one of the largest exports out of South Carolina, an export that laid the foundation for the incredible wealth of several Southern families who still live on today. Although largely overlooked by historians, the accomplishments of Eliza Lucas influenced the course of US history. When she passed away in 1793, President George Washington served as a pallbearer at her funeral.This book is set between 1739 and 1744, with romance, intrigue, forbidden friendships, and political and financial threats weaving together to form the story of a remarkable young woman whose actions were before their time: the story of the indigo girl.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
1455137111, 9781455137114

Notes

General Note
"The story ... was based on true events and historical documents"--Page 335, A note from the author.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and discussion questions.
Description
The story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, who ran her father's plantation outside Charleston, South Carolina in the 1700's and struck a bargain with the plantation's slaves--teach her how to make indigo and she would teach them to read.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Boyd, N. (2017). The indigo girl: a novel. First edition. Ashland, Oregon: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Boyd, Natasha. 2017. The Indigo Girl: A Novel. Ashland, Oregon: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Boyd, Natasha, The Indigo Girl: A Novel. Ashland, Oregon: Blackstone Publishing, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Boyd, Natasha. The Indigo Girl: A Novel. First edition. Ashland, Oregon: Blackstone Publishing, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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