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Chariot on the Mountain MOBI ↠ Chariot on PDF or 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 . 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 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 Quaker 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 allies 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 quest 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 courage