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

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, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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: Biographies
Named Person: Thornton Blackburn; Lucie Blackburn; Lucie Blackburn; Thornton Blackburn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karolyn Smardz Frost
ISBN: 9780374531256 0374531250
OCLC Number: 180752049
Awards: Governor General's Award, 2007.
Description: xxv, 450 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. 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 --
pt. 2. Detroit. --
Steal away, steal away, I ain't got long to stay here --
Tell old Pharaoh to let my people go! --
pt. 3. 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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