True North: Tice's Story

True North: Tice's Story

by Mark Alan Leslie

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Overview

The great escape of the African slaves out of bondage in the South in the 1850s and 1860s is told through the dramatic and danger-filled story of one young man, Tice, and his escape to Canada on the "underground railroad."

The 19-year-old, God-fearing Tice runs from his master's plantation in Maysville, Kentucky, and swims the Ohio River to Ripley, Ohio, where he is connected to a network of people who rush him northeastward, ever northeastward toward New Brunswick, Canada. Always pursued by the ruthless Morgan, his master's foreman.
Christian and Jewish families, even Henry David Thoreau, help Tice, who they find likeable, friendly and even funny despite his life of misery.

Near the end of Tice's journey, one teenage boy in an "underground railroad" family becomes particularly close to him and another escaping slave who has renamed himself "Freeborn." This boy, Caleb Chadwick, is instrumental in the penultimate leg in Tice and Freeborn's escape when he takes them via horse-drawn wagon from Vassalboro to Bangor, Maine.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149962877
Publisher: Gripfast Publishers
Publication date: 12/10/2014
Series: The Last Aliyah , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 156 KB

About the Author

Mark Alan Leslie has been an editor and journalist for more than 30 years and has won five national writing awards. A 1971 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, he spent three years as news director at Colby College, 10 years as editor of as the daily Lewiston (Maine) Sun and 11 years as founding editor of Golf Course News (now Golf Course Industry), which became the leading trade publication in the golf industry.

His first book, "Midnight Rider for the Morning Star," about the life and times of America's first circuit-riding preacher, Francis Asbury, has gained widespread acclaim across the Christian community.

He has also authored two golf books, which have been published as ebooks: "Putting a Little Spin on It: The Design's the Thing!" and "Putting a Little Spin on It: The Grooming's the Thing!"

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