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A Slave No More

Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom : Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation
Blight, David W. (Book - 2007 )
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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.
Authors: Blight, David W.
Title: A slave no more
two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 307 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
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.
ISBN: 0151012326
9780151012329
Branch Call Number: 973.7115 Bl
Statement of Responsibility: David W. Blight
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-299) and index
Subject Headings: United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 African Americans Slave narratives Working class Biography African Americans Biography Slaves North Carolina Snow Hill Biography Slaves Virginia Fredericksburg Biography Fugitive slaves Biography Turnage, Wallace, 1846-1916 Washington, John, 1838-1918
Topical Term: Slave narratives
Working class
African Americans
Slaves
Slaves
Fugitive slaves
LCCN: 2007014467
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