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Beyond freedom's reach : a kidnapping in the twilight of slavery

Author: Adam Rothman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born into slavery in rural Louisiana, Rose Herera was bought and sold several times before being purchased by the De Hart family of New Orleans. Still a slave, she married and had children, who also became the property of the De Harts. But after Union forces captured New Orleans in 1862 during the American Civil War, Herera's owners fled to Havana, taking three of her small children with them. Just how far the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Rose Herrera
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Rothman
ISBN: 9780674368125 0674368126
OCLC Number: 902801815
Description: 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Pointe Coupée --
New Orleans --
War --
Justice --
Reunion --
Epilogue --
Appendix: Rose Herrera's petition.
Other Titles: Kidnapping in the twilight of slavery
Responsibility: Adam Rothman.

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After Union forces captured New Orleans in 1862, Rose Herera's owners fled to Havana, taking her three children with them. Adam Rothman tells the story of Herera's quest to rescue her children from  Read more...

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Amidst slavery's unraveling in New Orleans, Rose Herera fought to prevent her owner from taking her children to Havana, 'beyond freedom's reach.' Rothman's recovery of Herera's remarkable story, her Read more...

 
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