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Captain of the Planter : the story of Robert Smalls

Author: Dorothy Sterling
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1958.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Robert Smalls, born a slave in Beaufort, South Carolina, grew up to become the best pilot in Charleston until Fort Sumter fell. Then he decided to take the paddle-wheel steamer, the "Planter," over to the Northern forces and free himself and his family. Thereafter he became a man who fought for freedom in the United States Army, and later went to Congress and worked through the hopes and disillusionment of  Read more...
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Sterling, Dorothy, 1913-2008.
Captain of the Planter.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1958
(OCoLC)592084504
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Sterling, Dorothy, 1913-2008.
Captain of the Planter.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1958
(OCoLC)607409616
Named Person: Robert Smalls; Robert Smalls
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Sterling
OCLC Number: 494720
Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: illustrated by Ernest Crichlow.

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Robert Smalls, born a slave in Beaufort, South Carolina, grew up to become the best pilot in Charleston until Fort Sumter fell. Then he decided to take the paddle-wheel steamer, the "Planter," over to the Northern forces and free himself and his family. Thereafter he became a man who fought for freedom in the United States Army, and later went to Congress and worked through the hopes and disillusionment of Reconstruction. (Publisher).

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