Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery / Edition 1

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery / Edition 1

by William Craft, Ellen Craft
     
 

ISBN-10: 080712320X

ISBN-13: 9780807123201

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

Husband and wife William and Ellen Craft's break from slavery in 1848 was perhaps the most extraordinary in American history. Numerous newspaper reports in the United States and abroad told of how the two — fair-skinned Ellen disguised as a white slave master and William posing as her servant — negotiated heart-pounding brushes with discovery while

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Husband and wife William and Ellen Craft's break from slavery in 1848 was perhaps the most extraordinary in American history. Numerous newspaper reports in the United States and abroad told of how the two — fair-skinned Ellen disguised as a white slave master and William posing as her servant — negotiated heart-pounding brushes with discovery while fleeing Macon, Georgia, for Philadelphia and eventually Boston. No account, though, conveyed the ingenuity, daring, good fortune, and love that characterized their flight for freedom better than the couple's own version, published in 1860, a remarkable authorial accomplishment only twelve years beyond illiteracy. Now their stirring first-person narrative and Richard Blackett's excellent interpretive pieces are brought together in one volume to tell the complete story of the Crafts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807123201
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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