Steering to Freedom

Steering to Freedom

by Patrick Gabridge

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Overview

A troubled country, a courageous heart, and the struggle for freedom.
In May 1862, Robert Smalls, a slave and ship's pilot in Charleston, South Carolina, crafts a daring plan to steal the steamship Planter and deliver it, along with, the crew and their families to the Union blockade. After risking his life to escape slavery, Robert faces an even more difficult challenge: convincing Abraham Lincoln to enlist black troops. Based on a true story, Steering to Freedom tells the powerful and inspirational story of a young man who becomes the first black captain of a US military ship, while struggling to navigate a path to freedom for himself, his family, and his people.


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ISBN-13: 9781942756224
Publisher: Penmore Press LLC
Publication date: 05/11/2015
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 751,809
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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