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Free read Chariot on the Mountain ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Llies her former mistress Mary and Fanny Withers a rich and influential socialite who is persuaded to adopt Kitty's cause and uses her resources and charm to secure a lawyer The sensational trial that follows will decide the fate of Kitty and her children and bond three extraordinary yet very different women together in their uest for justiceBased on little known true events and brought vividly to life by Emmy and Peabody award winning journalist Jack Ford here is an astonishing account of a time when the traditions of the Old South still thrived a treacherous journey toward freedom and a testament to determination friendship and courag. Based on the true story of Kitty Payne this story takes place 20 years before the Civil War When Samuel Maddox dies he leaves his estate to his wife Mary All Samuel s slaves are now Mary s property But Samuel s last death bed reuest was that Mary free Kitty and her three children Kitty is Samuel s biological child a child that came about because of Samuel s relationship with a slave woman a woman that Samuel later sold much to Mary s relief Mary had long suspected Samuel s relationship with the slave woman even though Samuel had denied it With Samuel s death bed reuest Mary now knows the truth of what she had long suspected Maddox s nephew Sam will try to prevent his Aunt Mary s emancipation of Kitty and the chikdren What Mary does and the court battle that ensued is now a matter of history How Jack Ford tells the story is as engaging and interesting as the historical facts would suggest Mary s character is most fascinating to me Against the culture of her time and the speculation of her neighbors Mary stands fast against the tide of Virginia s politics How difficult this must have been Mary was brave and very uniue in her willingness to be stigmatized for her support of Kitty the result of her husband s infidelity What does Mary stand to gain because she has her standing in the community to lose As Ford will show Mary has her self respect to gain and her own sense of integrityKitty has everything to gain and shows herself to be truly courageous unflinching in the face of whatever comes her way Kitty has been educated taken into the house and taught how to read and write Kitty feels that freedom will be worth whatever it costs The language and argument of both lawyers in this case reflect two very different viewpoints Since men found the language to support slavery it makes me wonder about the nature of justice and the language of law Can language be bent to suit any need and the law to support any cause I think these are uestions we must still ask ourselves today What does freedom look like For Kitty it looked like self determination and not having to fear losing her connection with her children by being sold as property That is so huge and something that I take for granted every day of my life Highly recommended

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Free read Chariot on the Mountain ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In the house and has been treated like family than slave After Samuel's death Mary decides to grant Kitty and her children their freedom and travels with them to Pennsylvania where she will file papers declaring Kitty's emancipation Helped on their perilous flight by uaker families along the Underground Railroad they finally reach the free state But Kitty is not yet safeDragged back to Virginia by a gang of slave catchers led by Samuel's own nephew who is determined to sell her and her children Kitty takes a defiant step charging the younger Maddox with kidnapping and assault On the surface the move is brave yet hopeless But Kitty has a. Once in awhile you read a book that you fall in love with It becomes your go to or must read recommendation and the one that you tell all your friends to read It is definitely your book club pick that month We ve all read those books and each year begins the search for another oneBut how about a book that you finish reading and get to say that my life is better or richer for having read it That list is a lot smaller and hard to come byChariot on the Mountain by Jack Ford is a life richer book Chariot on the Mountain is the inspirational story of Kitty a slave fathered by Virginia plantation owner Samuel Maddox and her three children Samuel s dying wish was to free Kitty and her children Courageous widow Mary Maddox decides that granting Kitty s freedom is the right and moral thing to doUnfortunately Mary s greedy despicable nephew Samuel Maddox feels differently What makes this book so rich is Ford s vivid description of Mary and Kitty s perilous journey to Pennsylvania to Kitty and her children s freedom You will feel breathless and anxious as they make their journey on the Underground Railroad with all of the dangers and the knowledge that Samuel and his gang weren t far behindWhile this is Kitty s story it is also Mary s story as well and her growth as an individual not just a wifeIf the book ended there readers would be satisfied because of Ford s masterful storytelling but the journey is only part one of this brilliant bookPart two is the tale of right versus wrong and that when in the worst of times there will always be hope The hope that people will see and do what is moral and good The legal aspect is just as descriptive Just pull up a seat in the courthouse and listen as Kitty fights for her freedom again She also takes on the white establishment and wants them held accountable in the time where black people were not considered eualThis isn t a fun read it s a must read especially in our troubling times to help us understand our past and where we need to learn from our pastMy life is better off with having read this book I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley netgalley chariotonthemountain

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Free read Chariot on the Mountain ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Once old Mastuh be dead you be workin' in the fields just like the rest of 'em That day comin' soon Two decades before the Civil War a middle class farmer named Samuel Maddox lies on his deathbed Elsewhere in his Virginia home a young woman named Kitty knows her life is about to change She is one of the Maddox family's slaves and Samuel's biological daughter When Samuel's wife Mary inherits her husband's property she will own Kitty too along with Kitty's three small childrenAlready in her fifties and with no children of her own Mary Maddox has struggled to accept her husband's daughter a strong willed confident educated woman who works. Chariot on the Mountain by Jack Ford is a 2018 Kensington publication Historically interesting emotionally riveting and one whale of legal thriller This book is based on the true story of Catherine Kitty Payne a slave and the daughter of her owner Samuel Maddox When Samuel dies his wife Mary decides to set Kitty and children free which leads to a contentious and little known court case where Kitty had to fight to remain free In Ford s tale the reader follows Kitty on her journey chronicling her relationship with Mary and the bold decision to take Mary s nephew to court when he refused to acknowledge her freedom A slave taking a white man to court in the pre civil war era was unprecedented to say the least I loved the way the author brought Kitty and Mary to life The progress of their relationship is one of the most rewarding parts of the story Naturally Mary had every reason to feel resentful of Kitty and it would have been within her rights to sell Kitty and her children after her husband s death When Mary decided to honor her husband s last wishes she goes above and beyond by escorting Kitty and her children to Pennsylvania where they can obtain their freedom The journey is a dangerous one but it is also one that solidifies the special bond the women developed which was like a mother daughter relationship and a close friendship When Mary s nephew interferes claiming he had a right to take charge of Samuel s estate which included his slaves he hires a group of slave catchers to kidnap Kitty and her children and return them to Virginia But Kitty insists she is free and decides to take her case to court From there Zephania Turner takes charge of Kitty s case and thus begins an arduous complicated trial that had so many twists I was on the edge of my seat I had never heard of this case before now What an incredible and fascinating story I m so glad the author stumbled across it and shared it through this work of fiction I so admired these women and their courage and faith Everything about this story seems to go against the grain Mary s decision to help the daughter her husband fathered with another woman Zephania taking this case despite the opposition of family and friends and the court case itself is nothing short of a miracle considering the time and place in historyWhile some abhorrent attitudes still held firm and some of the characters are despicable the good people who stood their ground who faced their enemies and stuck by one another no matter the conseuences is the part of the story that gives me a slight hope that humanity isn t as dark and it often appears to be This is where we need to keep our focus on the positive Right now times are scary and dark and it s brought out the worst in some people but it s also brought out the best Mary and Kitty are an inspiration and a reminder to stay strong be good to each other to never give up hope Take care my friends and please stay well


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    Free read Chariot on the Mountain Jack Ford ¿ 5 Free read Download õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Jack Ford Chariot on the Mountain by Jack Ford is a 2018 Kensington publication Historically interesting emotionally riveting and one whale of legal thriller This book is based on the true story of Catherine “Kitty” Payne a slave and the daughter of her 'owner' Samuel Maddox When Samuel dies his wife Mary decides to set Kitty and child

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    [E–pub] Chariot on the Mountain author Jack Ford 45 stars I’ve mentioned before in my reviews about how much I enjoy knowing the inspiration for a story and Jack Ford did not disappoint me as he wonderfully describes in his note at the end of this book how Kitty Payne’s story first came to him Ford’s affinity for courthouses is natural given his background and long career in law and it was while visiting a courthouse from the 1800’s in a small village in Virgin

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    Jack Ford ¿ 5 Free read Download õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Jack Ford Free read Chariot on the Mountain Firstly my sincere thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the opportunity of reading the remarkable Chariot on the Mountain by Jack Ford    Set on  a farm in Rappahannock County Virginia Samuel Maddox has a dying wish     On his deathbed he asks his wife Mary to consider setting free Kitty one of their female slaves and her three small children    Initially this reuest presents Mary with a personal socia

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