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The Resource A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation, David W. Blight

A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation, David W. Blight

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A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation
Title
A slave no more
Title remainder
two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation
Statement of responsibility
David W. Blight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Two slave narratives that document the experiences of runaway slaves who managed to reach the protection of Union forces are accompanied by biographies of both men that reconstruct their childhoods, escape, Civil War service, and successful later lives
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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209025
Cataloging source
DLC
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Blight, David W
Dewey number
973.7/115
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E450.W325
LC item number
B58 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Washington, John
  • Turnage, Wallace
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Working class
  • Slave narratives
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation
Label
A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation, David W. Blight
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Rappahannock river -- Mobile bay -- Unusual evidence -- The logic and the Trump of jubilee
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780151012329
Lccn
2007014467
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn123232269
  • (OCoLC)123232269
Label
A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation, David W. Blight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Rappahannock river -- Mobile bay -- Unusual evidence -- The logic and the Trump of jubilee
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780151012329
Lccn
2007014467
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn123232269
  • (OCoLC)123232269

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