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Title The long walk to freedom : runaway slave narratives / edited and with introductions by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise.
Published Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 2012.
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 Floor2  E450 .L83 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxiv, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents "I will run away" -- Running to be free. -- From A narrative of the adventures and escape of Moses Roper, from American slavery. With an appendix, containing a list of places visited by the author in Great Britain and Ireland and the British Isles; and other matter -- From Narrative of James Curry, a fugitive slave -- From Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave. Written by himself -- Running because of family. -- From Slavery days in old Kentucky. A true story of a father who sold his wife and four children. By one of the children -- From The narrative of Bethany Veney, a slave woman -- From Life and adventures of Robert, the hermit of Massachusetts, who has lived 14 years in a cave, secluded from human society. Comprising, an account of his birth, parentage, sufferings, and providential escape from unjust and cruel bondage in early life-- and his reasons for becoming a recluse -- Running inspired by religion. -- From A narrative of some remarkable incidents in the life of Solomon Bayley, formerly a slave in the State of Delaware, North America; written by himself, and published for his benefit; to which are prefixed, a few remarks by Robert Hurnard -- From The confessions of Nat Turner, the leader of the late insurrection in Southampton, Va. -- From Sunshine and shadow of slave life. Reminiscences as told by Isaac D. Williams to "Tege" -- running by any means necessary. -- From Incidents in the life of a slave girl. Written by herself -- From Narrative of the life of Henry Box Brown, written by himself -- From Running a thousand miles for freedom, or, The escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery -- Contextualizing the runaway experience : a brief history of slavery in America / Brenda E. Stevenson.
Summary A compilation of 12 first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon spanning eight decades. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and often innovative ways that these men and women sought freedom and demanded citizenship. Also included is an essay by UCLA history professor Brenda Stevenson that contextualizes these narratives, as well as a look into the daily life of a slave. Divided into four categories--running away for family, running inspired by religion, running by any means necessary, and running to be free-these stories are a testament to the indelible spirit of these remarkable survivors.
Subject Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Slaves' writings, American.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Underground Railroad -- Sources.
Related Names Carbado, Devon W.
Weise, Donald.
Related To Electronic version: Long walk to freedom. Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c2012 9780807069134 (OCoLC)808126990
ISBN 0807069124 (alk. paper)
9780807069127 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 767564521