The Resource The indigo girl : a novel, Natasha Boyd

The indigo girl : a novel, Natasha Boyd

Label
The indigo girl : a novel
Title
The indigo girl
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Natasha Boyd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10577001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyd, Natasha
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pinkney, Eliza Lucas
  • Indigo
  • Slaves
  • Plantations
  • Women plantation owners
  • South Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
The indigo girl : a novel, Natasha Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions (pages [341]-342)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781455137114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The indigo girl : a novel, Natasha Boyd
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions (pages [341]-342)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781455137114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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