By Jack Cavanaugh
Published: September 25, 2010.
Book 5, American Family Portrait series. In an age of sweatshops and oppressive factory conditions, tenement dwellers cling to dreams of better days. One such dreamer is Jesse Morgan. But when a real-life act of heroism goes terribly wrong, Jesse flees New York’s east side for the pioneering West, pursued by his past. On steamboats, wagon trains, railroads and open buggies, the chase is on.