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The Resource Invitation to Cat Spring : from European tyranny to freedom to civil war, by Mary Frances Chupick Bennett

Invitation to Cat Spring : from European tyranny to freedom to civil war, by Mary Frances Chupick Bennett

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Invitation to Cat Spring : from European tyranny to freedom to civil war
Title
Invitation to Cat Spring
Title remainder
from European tyranny to freedom to civil war
Statement of responsibility
by Mary Frances Chupick Bennett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Virtual Serfdom under the Hapsburgs has gripped the Czech lands for generations. In the mid-nineteenth century, letters arrive from Cat Spring, America, telling of unbelievable freedom and opportunity. Rozina and her family decide to leave Moravia and take their chances. After crossing Europe by foot, wagon, and train, they make the arduous sea voyage to their new home, braving unbelievably crowded conditions, hunger, storms, sickness, and death. As the family begins to scratch out a meager living and adjust to the adopted homeland, Civil War looms. They don't speak English, oppose slavery and are against secession. When Texas joins the Confederacy, difficult choices must be made. Two sons join the Confederate forces and find themselves involved in the Battle of Galveston, the largest Civil War battle fought on Texas soil. Another avoids the military, choosing, instead, to haul cotton to Mexico - a more hazardous undertaking than he can possibly imagine
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Bennett, Mary Frances Chupick
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Czech Americans
  • Historical fiction
  • Czech Americans
  • Historical fiction
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Texas
  • United States
Label
Invitation to Cat Spring : from European tyranny to freedom to civil war, by Mary Frances Chupick Bennett
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn178041607
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9781434329660
Lccn
2007906663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)178041607
  • (Sirsi) a2001922
Label
Invitation to Cat Spring : from European tyranny to freedom to civil war, by Mary Frances Chupick Bennett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn178041607
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9781434329660
Lccn
2007906663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)178041607
  • (Sirsi) a2001922

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