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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

Label
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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
SXB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blight, David W
Dewey number
  • 973.7/115
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E450.W325
LC item number
B58 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, John
  • Turnage, Wallace
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Working class
  • Slave narratives
Label
A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation, David W. Blight
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Orlando : Harcourt, 2007
  • Includes narratives by two former slaves: John M. Washington's "Memorys of the past", and Wallace Turnage's "Journal of Wallace Turnage"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Rappahannock river -- Mobile bay -- Unusual evidence -- The logic and the Trump of jubilee -- Author's note -- Memorys of the past / John M Washington -- Journal of Wallace Turnage / Wallace Turnage -- Death of our little Johnnie / John Washington
Control code
ocn377538672
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
315 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780156034517
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)377538672
Label
A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation, David W. Blight
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Orlando : Harcourt, 2007
  • Includes narratives by two former slaves: John M. Washington's "Memorys of the past", and Wallace Turnage's "Journal of Wallace Turnage"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Rappahannock river -- Mobile bay -- Unusual evidence -- The logic and the Trump of jubilee -- Author's note -- Memorys of the past / John M Washington -- Journal of Wallace Turnage / Wallace Turnage -- Death of our little Johnnie / John Washington
Control code
ocn377538672
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
315 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780156034517
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)377538672

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