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Author Goings, Henry, approximately 1810-
Title Rambles of a runaway from southern slavery / Henry Goings ; edited by Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor.
Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Book Cover
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Floor2  E450 .G65 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xxxvi, 157 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Series Carter G. Woodson Institute series
Carter G. Woodson Institute series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. My birth and birth place in Virginia ; My name, Elijah Turner ; Changes from one master to another ; In North Carolina ; Tennessee ; Alabama ; Georgia ; Mississippi ; New Orleans ; Emigrating from plantation to plantation ; My marriage ; Death of my last master -- 2. My change of name and escape from slavery ; Through Tennessee ; Kentucky ; Illinois ; Indiana ; Ohio to Michigan ; Employed at various places, and at Perryburg (Ohio) -- 3. Landed in Canada ; Nearly victimized into slavery again ; . Returns after his wife ; . Trial at Perrysburg ; Escape to Canada ; Marriage of second wife -- 4. Observations on slavery ; The present war ; The church ; The Irish orator, Shiells -- 5. Remarks on some of the southern states, and emigration to them -- Appendixes : A. Maps ; B. Interviews with "Henry Gowens" and "Mrs. Henry Gowens" ; C. Letter to the editor, by Henry Goins ; D. "Farm for sale" notice showing Henry Goings as sales agent.
Subject Goings, Henry, approximately 1810-
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Freedmen -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Canada -- Biography.
Slave narratives -- United States.
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Related Names Schermerhorn, Calvin, 1975-
Plunkett, Michael, 1942-
Gaynor, Edward, 1959-
ISBN 9780813932385 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813932386 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780813932408 (e-book)
0813932408 (e-book)
OCLC number 752286963