The Drinking Gourd
by S.L. Kotar & J.E. Gessler
The Ward's help was urgently needed to guide runaway slaves from Bleeding Kansas across the river to safer ground. Barbara Nelander-Ward accepts the arduous task, beginning her trek to "follow the drinking gourd" north to freedom. Fighting slavers who work on the side of the law, earning a living selling human beings as chattel, Nelander discovers the side of right is not always what it seems.