Fort Mose: Colonial America's Black Fortress of Freedom

Fort Mose: Colonial America's Black Fortress of Freedom

by Kathleen A. Deagan, Darcie A. MacMahon
     
 
More than 250 years ago, African-born slaves risked their lives to escape from slavery on English plantations in South Carolina. Hearing that the Spaniards in Florida promised religious sanctuary, the courageous Africans and their Indian allies created the first American underground railroad a century before the northbound railroad of the Civil War.

Overview

More than 250 years ago, African-born slaves risked their lives to escape from slavery on English plantations in South Carolina. Hearing that the Spaniards in Florida promised religious sanctuary, the courageous Africans and their Indian allies created the first American underground railroad a century before the northbound railroad of the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813013510
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
11.02(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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