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Freeing Charles : the struggle to free a slave on the eve of the Civil War

Author: Scott Christianson
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2010] ©2010
Series: New Black studies series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Freeing Charles recounts the life and epic rescue of captured fugitive slave Charles Nalle of Culpeper, Virginia, who was forcibly liberated by Harriet Tubman and others in Troy, New York, on April 27, 1860. Scott Christianson follows Nalle from his enslavement by the Hansborough family in Virginia through his escape by the Underground Railroad and his experiences in the North on the eve of the Civil War. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Freeing Charles
(DLC) 2009020146
Named Person: Charles Nalle; Harriet Tubman; Charles Nalle; Harriet Tubman; Charles Nalle
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Christianson
ISBN: 9780252090844 0252090845 1283028867 9781283028868
OCLC Number: 741259586
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Genesis --
2. Revelation --
3. Master and Slave Relations --
4. The Shakeup --
5. Making the Break --
6. The Escape --
7. Still in Philadelphia --
8. Farmed Out --
9. Family Pays a Heavy Price --
10. Meteors --
11. Hooking Up --
12. Caught --
13. Busting Out --
14. Rescue --
15. Aftermath --
16. The War Hits Home in Culpeper, 1861-65 --
17. Moving On --
18. The Search for Charles Nalle --
Appendix --
Notes --
Index --
Illustrations.
Series Title: New Black studies series.
Responsibility: Scott Christianson.

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Recounts the life and epic rescue of captured fugitive slave Charles Nalle of Culpeper, Virginia, who was forcibly liberated by Harriet Tubman and others in Troy, New York, on April 27, 1860. This  Read more...

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