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Gullah statesman : Robert Smalls from slavery to Congress, 1839-1915

Author: Edward A Miller
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University Of South Carolina Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, Robert Smalls was born into slavery but became the first African American hero of the Civil War and one of the most influential African American politicians in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert Smalls; Robert Smalls
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward A Miller
ISBN: 9781570037597 1570037590
OCLC Number: 224567897
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: ©1995.
Description: xi, 285 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Escape of the Planter and war service --
In service of the State --
Congressman from South Carolina --
Customs and party service.
Other Titles: Robert Smalls from slavery to Congress, 1839-1915
Responsibility: Edward A. Miller, Jr.

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"In 1862 Robert Smalls and his slave crew commandeered the Confederate vessel Planter, sailed it from Charleston harbor, and delivered it to the Union blockade. He was subsequently appointed captain Read more...

 
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