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

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

by William Craft, Barbara McCaskill
 

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ISBN-10: 0820321044

ISBN-13: 9780820321042

Pub. Date: 04/01/1999

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

In 1848 William and Ellen Craft made one of the most daring and remarkable escapes in the history of slavery in America. With fair-skinned Ellen in the guise of a white male planter and William posing as her servant, the Crafts traveled by rail and ship—in plain sight and relative luxury—from bondage in Macon, Georgia, to freedom first in Philadelphia,

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In 1848 William and Ellen Craft made one of the most daring and remarkable escapes in the history of slavery in America. With fair-skinned Ellen in the guise of a white male planter and William posing as her servant, the Crafts traveled by rail and ship—in plain sight and relative luxury—from bondage in Macon, Georgia, to freedom first in Philadelphia, then Boston, and ultimately England.

This edition of their thrilling story is newly typeset from the original 1860 text. Eleven annotated supplementary readings, drawn from a variety of contemporary sources, help to place the Crafts’ story within the complex cultural currents of transatlantic abolitionism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820321042
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
Brown Thrasher Books Series
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
1,295,887
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

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