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Yearning to breathe free : Robert Smalls of South Carolina and his families

Author: Andrew Billingsley
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Smalls, son of Lydia Polite, was born 5 April 1839 in Beaufort, South Carolina. He and his mother were slaves of Henry McKee. He married Hannah Jones (1826-1883) in Charleston, South Carolina in 1858.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
History
Named Person: Robert Smalls; Robert Smalls; Small family.; Small family.; Robert Smalls; Smalls.; McKee.; Robert Smalls; Robert Smalls
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Billingsley
ISBN: 9781570036866 1570036861
OCLC Number: 77573781
Description: xxvi, 253 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Slavery, religion, and family in the Robert Smalls legacy --
In the house of Pharaoh: growing up in bondage and privilege, 1839-1851 --
On the waterfront : growing to manhood in Charleston, 1851-1862 --
The seizure of the Planter : a family affair, May 13, 1862 --
Early duty for the union forces, 1862 --
Robert Smalls and the USS Keokuk, April 7, 1863 --
Robert Smalls and the Planter at war, 1862-1866 --
In Beaufort after the war : home, family, and community leadership --
Mr. Republican : Smalls's political leadership during Reconstruction, 1868-1877 --
They tried to cut him down : the trial of Robert Smalls, November 9, 1877 --
Consummate politician, 1877-1889 --
Robert Smalls and the Constitutional Convention of 1895 --
The Bampfields of Beaufort : Samuel and Elizabeth Bampfield and their children --
Hannah's children --
Annie Wigg's family --
A summing up : what is he to us?
Responsibility: Andrew Billingsley ; foreword by James E. Clyburn.
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