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Details"Loved this and I'm not a big history buff. This was an eye-opener. This will make you have an even deeper respect for those who went through slavery and all they endured." - Pollard House. During the 1850s and 1860s more than 100,000 people escaped slavery in the American South by following the Underground Railroad, a complex network of secret routes and safe houses. This inexpensive compilation of firsthand accounts offers authentic insights into the Civil War era and African-American history with compelling narratives by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and lesser-known refugees.Thirty selections include the story of Eliza Harris, "The Slave Woman Who Crossed the Ohio River on the Drifting Ice with Her Child in Her Arms," whose experience inspired a memorable scene in Uncle Tom's Cabin.Other accounts include that of Henry "Box" Brown, who hid in a crate mailed to Philadelphia abolitionists;Theophilus Collins's escape after "A Desperate, Bloody Struggle - Gun, Knife and Fire Shovel, Used by Infuriated Master";excerpts from Harriet Jacobs's 1861 narrative, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; andthe remarkable flight of William and Ellen Craft, "Female Slave in Male Attire, Fleeing as a Planter, with Her Husband as Her Body Servant."ABOUT THE AUTHORS:An English professor at the City University of New York's Kingsborough College, Bob Blaisdell is the editor of numerous Dover Thrift Editions, including New York: The Big Apple Quote Book and Great Speeches by Mark Twain.Christine Rudisel is Assistant Professor of English at the City University of New York's Kingsborough College.
SKU Code PRK B 3577 Weight in Kg 0.0800 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486780610 Author Name Edited by : Christine Rudisel & Bob Blaisdell Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS