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A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation

Author: David W Blight
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2009, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Slave narratives are extremely rare, with only 55 post-Civil War narratives surviving. A mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives join that exclusive group. Handed down through family and friends, they tell gripping stories of escape: Through a combination of intelligence, daring, and sheer luck, the men reached the protection of occupying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blight, David W.
Slave no more.
Boston : Mariner Books, 2009
(OCoLC)377538672
Named Person: John Washington; Wallace Turnage; John Washington; Wallace Turnage
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David W Blight
ISBN: 0156035480 9780156035484 129990047X 9781299900479
OCLC Number: 816041745
Notes: Originally published: Orlando : Harcourt, 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (315 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The Rappahannock river --
Mobile bay --
Unusual evidence --
The logic and the Trump of jubilee.
Responsibility: David W. Blight.

Abstract:

Slave narratives are extremely rare, with only 55 post-Civil War narratives surviving. A mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives join that exclusive group. Handed down through family and friends, they tell gripping stories of escape: Through a combination of intelligence, daring, and sheer luck, the men reached the protection of occupying Union troops. Historian Blight prefaces the narratives with each man's life history. Using genealogical information, Blight has reconstructed their childhoods as sons of white slaveholders, their service as cooks and camp hands during the Civil War, and their climb to black working-class stability in the North, where they reunited their families. In the stories of Wallace Turnage and John Washington, we find portals that offer a rich new answer to the question of how four million people moved from slavery to freedom.--From publisher description.

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