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The heroic slave.

Author: Frederick Douglass; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
Publisher: [Chapel Hill, N.C.] : Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : State or province government publication : English : Electronic edView all editions and formats
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This fictionalized account of major events in the life of Madison Washington, a slave from Virginia, is told as a series of episodes in which Madison Washington meets with a fictional narrator "Mr. Listwell," who first becomes converted to the abolitionist cause by hearing Washington speak, later helps him to escape to Canada, and finally meets him again as he is boarding the ship "Creole" as a slave again, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Madison Washington; Madison Washington
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Douglass; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
OCLC Number: 54456544
Notes: Title from electronic caption title (viewed Januaary 22, 2004).
Louisiana State University provided the text for the electronic publication of this title.
This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH digitization project's database, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection North American slave narratives.
Text transcribed by Apex Data Services, Inc. Images scanned by Elizabeth S. Wright. Text encoded by Apex Data Services, Inc. and Elizabeth S. Wright.
Details: Mode of access: Internet World Wide Web.; System requirements: PC with modem or direct Internet connection; SGML viewer required for SGML files.
Other Titles: North American slave narratives.
Autographs for freedom.

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This fictionalized account of major events in the life of Madison Washington, a slave from Virginia, is told as a series of episodes in which Madison Washington meets with a fictional narrator "Mr. Listwell," who first becomes converted to the abolitionist cause by hearing Washington speak, later helps him to escape to Canada, and finally meets him again as he is boarding the ship "Creole" as a slave again, and provides him with 3 files to saw off his chains. Little is known of the real Madison Washington except that he managed to escape to Canada but could not rest there with thoughts of his wife as a slave. Returning to Virginia to rescue her, he tried to make contact with her but they were discovered and soon recaptured. In Douglass' story she was killed but in other accounts she reappeared on the slave ship "Creole" and was eventually reunited with Washington on the ship. On Nov. 7, 1841 he led a slave revolt on the "Creole," took over as its captain, sailed to British waters and landed at Nassau where all the slaves were eventually freed.

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