Great Escapes: Four Slave Narratives (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) [NOOK Book]

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The Great Escapes: Four Slave Narratives is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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Great Escapes: Four Slave Narratives (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Overview



The Great Escapes: Four Slave Narratives is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

Collected in this volume are four published slave narratives of daring escapes to freedom. William and Ellen Craft’s Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom (1860), tells the story of the couple reaching freedom in 1848 by travelling openly by train—with Ellen Craft posing as a white male planter and William as her servant. This is followed by two versions of Henry “Box” Brown’s escape by mailing himself to Philadelphia in 1849—Narrative of Henry “Box” Brown, published that same year in America and Narrative of the Life of Henry “Box” Brown, published in 1851 in Britain. Finally, William Wells Brown’s Narrative of William Wells Brown (1847), tells of the young man’s surreptitious exit from a steamboat docked in Ohio, a free state, in 1834.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411432253
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 694,579
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents


The World of The Great Escapes     ix
Introduction   Daphne A. Brooks     xv
The Great Escapes     1
Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave (1848)     3
Narrative of Henry Box Brown (1849)     93
Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown (1851)     161
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860)     221
Glossary of Names     287
Endnotes     295
Inspired by The Great Escapes     305
Excerpts from Josephine Brown's: Biography of an American Bondman (1856)     309
For Further Reading     321
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