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Salome Muller or Mary Miller or Bridget Wilson had a most interesting life She was a slave in New Orleans in the first half of the 19th century One day, a German woman spots her outside her owner s home and instantly recognizes her as the long lost Salome Muller, daughter of Daniel Muller, a German immigrant How could this white woman be a slave This tale starts in Germany in an era of famine and terrible times Whole villages picked up to move to the New World, the Muller family among them Many awful things happen on the journey including a number of deaths It really makes you appreciate immigrant ancestors.The author does an outstanding job explaining the convoluted slave laws of the time Of course, these laws became and restrictive keeping people enslaved and pulling them back into slavery even after some were freed The horrors of our peculiar institution are evident Man s inhumanity to man knows no bounds.The ensuing court cases twist and turn so that one can never be sure what the final outcome will be This was one helluva fascinating glimpse into our less noble history. The Story of a German Girl who went missing for Twenty five years The events all in the form of court documents of her life and other slaves in New Orleans In the 1800 s Sally Mueller was born andno one was sure of her history Sally was a curiosity of Louisana history. [Read Epub] ⚖ The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom in Old New Orleans ♒ It Is A Spring Morning In New Orleans, In The Spanish Quarter, On A Street Lined With Flophouses And Gambling Dens, Madame Carl Recognizes A Face From Her Past It Is The Face Of A German Girl, Sally Miller, Who Disappeared Twenty Five Years Earlier But The Young Woman Is Property, The Slave Of A Nearby Cabaret Owner She Has No Memory Of A White Past Yet Her Resemblance To Her Mother Is Striking, And She Bears Two Telltale Birthmarks In Brilliant Novelistic Detail, Award Winning Historian John Bailey Reconstructs The Exotic Sights, Sounds, And Smells Of Mid Nineteenth Century New Orleans, As Well As The Incredible Twists And Turns Of Sally Miller S Celebrated And Sensational Case Did Miller, As Her Relatives Sought To Prove, Arrive From Germany Under Perilous Circumstances As An Indentured Servant Or Was She, As Her Master Claimed, Part African, And A Slave For Life A Tour De Force Of Investigative History That Reads Like A Suspense Novel, The Lost German Slave Girl Is A Fascinating Exploration Of Slavery And Its Laws, A Brilliant Reconstruction Of Mid Nineteenth Century New Orleans, And A Riveting Courtroom Drama It Is Also An Unforgettable Portrait Of A Young Woman In Pursuit Of Freedom How could Sally Miller possibly imagine how much her life and future would change on a chance encounter in the spring of 1843 That is what happened when Madame Carl Rouff left her home in Lafayette on that bright morning and travelled across New Orleans to visit her friend in Fauborg Marigny On her way, she noticed a woman a slave who bore a striking resemblance to her beloved friend, Dorothea M ller But no, it couldn t be for her friend died on board a ship heading to America No, it wasn t Dorothea, but perhaps her lost daughter, Salom Could it really be her after twenty five years without a trace Was Salom M ller, the lost daughter of Daniel and Dorothea, finally found And how could a woman of pure German ancestry be a slave One chance meeting was about to set off a series of events that would eventually lead Sally Miller all the way to the Supreme Court of Louisiana in one woman s historic fight for freedom.In his Author s Note, John Bailey said that he stumbled upon Sally Miller s remarkable story while doing research on the laws of American slavery The breadth of his research is thorough and extensive and he seems to have included everything he gleaned the rights of slaves and their descendants, the founding of New Orleans, the plight of redemptioners in his biography of Sally Miller waste not, want not On the cover of The Lost German Slave Girl is a quote from The Washington Post declaring, Reads like a legal thriller Not quite I would say this book comes closer to an immersive and at times exhaustive history of slavery in Old New Orleans in the early 19th century The story does pick up at about 100 pages in the book is 257 pages not counting the Endnotes and has enough twists and turns to keep the reader s attention however, to get to this point in the story requires a healthy amount of tenacity and grit Lovers of history and the law will find the abundance of information interesting, but unless you are deeply passionate about either topic, you ll find the sheer amount of facts and details presented to be a bit to slog through Bailey does give readers plenty to think when sharing Sally s story of freedom, perseverance, and faith At this biography s heart is a seemingly simple question What is it that binds one person to another Love The law A sense of duty For Sally Miller, it was perhaps a little of each depending on her current stage of life Her story is remarkable, extraordinary, and indeed deserves to be shared if for no other reason than to remind us to never stop fighting for what your heart desires most. Not the book I had envisioned A lot of legalese And I most heartily disagreed withe the author s final comment This an exceptional book that provides a harrowing look into the practice of slavery in the United States, and particularly in Louisiana Sally Miller was a slave who was identified by German immigrants to the United States as the daughter of a woman who died during the horrific passage to New Orleans from Germany This identification came over 20 years after she and the remnants of her family disappeared after being sold into indentured servitude to pay off the cost of their passage to the United States The author faithfully reconstructs a notorious and fascinating court case of the 1840s that determined whether Sally Miller was white, and therefore could not be held as a slave, or whether she was born a child of a slave and therefore condemned to live our her life in bondage. The Lost German Slave Girl is about Salome Muller Sally Miller Bridget Wilson, a German redemptioner child from Germany a small child sold into indentured servitude in 1840 s New Orleans for the price of her passage from Amsterdam.A German woman walked by a cabaret one day and saw a young slave woman sitting on the steps and did a double take surely this was her long lost goddaughter, Salome She takes the Slave, Sally, into her home stealing her from her owner and begins the quest for Sally s freedom The author does a great job turning dry court transcripts into a story and dialogue, as readable as Turow or Grisham So, were the folks who testified that they recognized Sally as Salome correct, or was the later find of another woman the correct Salome I loved how we didn t know the actual answer until the final sentence.I knocked the book down to four stars, b c it did get a little tedious to me in spots But if you want a real life court procedural, you might enjoy The Lost German Slave Girl. Turned out to be better than I initially thought it would be And that s because I envisioned it being of an academic writing After reading the introduction, I was struck by the author s passion to delve into the story of Sally Miller He initially set out to write a book about some of the peculiar laws that permeated the South during slavery However, when he came across the most interesting story of Sally Miller, he dropped his entire project and begin to follow the story of the lost German slave girl So his passion drove me to read the book, and it was well done in its pacing and prose At times read like a mystery novel with some historical elements.Author John Bailey tended to be balanced and didn t shrink from displaying the horrors of slavery, which I find rare in some authors White women who became aware that their fathers, husbands, or brothers were visiting the slave quarters at night usually blamed the black temptresses for luring their men away This wasn t a time of sister solidarity, and instances where white women acted on a sense of sympathy with female slaves were difficult to find And if a white man was ever indicted for the rape of a slave, historians haven t found a record of it Passages like that can be found throughout Those kinds of everyday occurrences tend to get lost in a sea of not all were bad, and white women were just as much victimized, etc etc In fact, Toni Morrison recently said, she will know the end of racism is here when a white man gets convicted for raping a Black woman 2015 Anyway, the German slave girl gets caught in the web of slavery having come from Germany with her family who were to serve as indentures Somehow, Sally becomes enslaved, or does she On the surface it is easy to see how this might happen in New Orleans, where the color spectrum for Blacks runs from snow to crow an old friend says and many can pass for white to those unfamiliar with the culture.The intrigue of the story is Sally is discovered by her godmother after many years as a person of bondage She takes up Sally s cause and engages the German community in and around New Orleans and gets this case all the way to the Louisiana supreme court You see, they and other whites could not stand to see a white woman as a slave, oh the horrors Sally just goes along for the ride, not really being too vocal about her past, claiming memory lost So is this a case of mistaken identity or was Sally shrewd enough to play on her color and opportunistically became the lost German slave girl Possibly this is the real Sally.You ll have to read it to find the conclusion A solid 3.5 stars. WOW I will say that this book turned out to be a lot interesting than I first expected And by the time you get to the end and the whole story comes together you are left with a smile and a I ll be damned A lot of these kind of books tend to lose a little interest as they get into court proceedings NOT THIS ONE It is just warming up This is a EXTRAORDINARY story indeed Even if you are not a fan of history or non fiction, this book is good for anyone I never expected this book to be a 5 star book when I started I read the second half of the book in 2 days because I could not put it down And at the end my response was WOW I gotta say, I m really surprised at all the 3 star ratings I admit the beginning is a little hum drum, a lot of history on New Orleans and such But this books reminds me of one of those movies you watch, where the whole time your wondering what is going on then it all comes together at the end and you are left saying, That was pretty cool. I ve been watching Texas Rising on the History Channel I know it has historical inaccuracies in it, and I know there is a huge debate over the whole Yellow Rose aka Emily West story, but its good entertainment I have to give it points for the acting and large amounts of male skin But there are two important reasons The first is that while the show is definitely in the American camp, there is some attention paid to how the Mexicans would view the Americans In fact, when one of Santa Ana s officers kills a Team solider, it is hard not to sympathize when said officers tells the solider to get out of his country The second reason is the character of Emily West No doubt there is justice in claiming that she is many ways another stereotype of the beautiful temptress using her wiles to ensnare a man But there are glimmers of something deeper West isn t motivated out of love of Houston or Texas, but out of desire of revenge for the killing of her brother More importantly, several times she has called direct reference to her past as a slave There is even a line where she says that as black woman she doesn t have freedom in America or what will be Texas Her prayer when she asks for strength to do what needs to be done is some of the best writing in the series I thought of this while reading this book Bailey looks closely at a case in New Orleans The case occurred prior to the American Civil War and concern a woman who some people were convinced was a German immigrant enslaved In this story, Bailey looks closely at what the laws regarding slaves and ownership were in New Orleans pre and post purchase as well as the case itself The question is whether or not Sally Miller was a woman who had African blood in her veins If the answer to this question was yes, than she would be a slave If no, while than she wouldn t be The question of who Sally Miller was isn t as easy to solve as you would think The only misstep that Bailey makes is when he is discussing the use of female slaves by their white male owners Because of ownership a slave woman couldn t really say no obviously , it is hard to see it as anything other than rape, at least by our modern terms This could have been directly worded, even in a chapter that was discussing how such relations were legally seen at the time And no, I am not taking about the concubines I am talking about the enslaved women Perhaps the most horrifying aspects of this book are not the chapters detailing the trials of Sally Miller but those sections that detail the laws governing whether a child would or would not be freed along with his or her parents.