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I've got a home in glory land : a lost tale of the underground railroad

Author: Karolyn Smardz Frost
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As his bride, Lucie, was about to be "sold down the river" to the slave markets of New Orleans in 1831, young Thornton Blackburn planned a daring escape from Louisville. Discovered by slave catchers in Michigan, they were slated to return to Kentucky in chains, until the black community rallied to their cause in the Blackburn Riot of 1833. The couple was spirited across the river to Canada, but Michigan's governor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Thornton Blackburn; Lucie Blackburn; Blackburn, Lucie <m. 1895>; Blackburn, Thornton <1813 ou 1814-1890>; Thornton Blackburn; Lucie Blackburn; Lucie Blackburn; Thornton Blackburn
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karolyn Smardz Frost
ISBN: 0374164819 9780374164812 088762250X 9780887622502
OCLC Number: 63122720
Description: xxv, 450 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Kentucky: Wade in the water, children --
There is a land beyond the river --
On Jordan's bank --
Troubling the waters --
I'm bound to go --
Now let me fly --
Detroit: Steal away, steal away, I ain't got long to stay here --
Tell old Pharaoh to let my people go! --
Canada: Oh, freedom! --
One more river to cross --
Wrestling Jacob --
At home in the promised land --
Soldiers in the Army of the Lord --
Gird up your sword --
Oh, wasn't that a wide river?
Responsibility: Karolyn Smardz Frost.
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It was the day before Independence Day, 1833. As his bride, Lucie, was about to be sold down the river, Thornton Blackburn planned a daring and successful daylight escape from their Louisville  Read more...

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