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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom or The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery by William Craft

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Published by BiblioBazaar .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • Social Science,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Sociology,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor,
  • Slavery,
  • United States - Antebellum Era,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • History : United States - Antebellum Era,
  • Social Science : Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor,
  • General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11974874M
ISBN 101434604799
ISBN 109781434604798
OCLC/WorldCa317254042

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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom book. Read 63 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Husband and wife William and Ellen Craft's bre 4/5. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom. Their book provides a unique view of race, gender, and class in the 19th century. It offers examples of racial passing, cross-dressing, and middle-class "performance" in a society in which each of these boundaries was thought to be distinct and stable. Feb 22,  · Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom [Ellen Craft, William Craft] on cyrusofficial.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the intro: Having heard while in Slavery that God made of one blood all nations of men, and also that the American Declaration of Independence says/5(23). In William and Ellen Craft made one of the most daring and remarkable escapes in the history of slavery in America. With fair-skinned Ellen in the guise of a white male planter and William posing as her servant, the Crafts traveled by rail and ship--in plain sight and relative luxury--from bondage in Macon, Georgia, to freedom first in Philadelphia, then Boston, and ultimately England.

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom is a written account by Ellen Craft and William Craft first published in Their book reached wide audiences in Great Britain and the United States and it represents one of the most compelling of the many slave narratives published before the . Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by Ellen Craft and William Craft - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. Essays and criticism on Ellen Smith's Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom - Critical Essays The book Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by the former fugitive slave couple William and Ellen. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom is autobiographical but concerns only a small portion of two lives. The memoir is narrated in the first-person voice of William Craft, but its authorship is.

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom is the most significant fugitive slave narrative to come out of Georgia. I know of no other account that provides as riveting an account of an actual escape experience. It offers so much more in its treatment of gender and racial role-reversals, of husband-wife and master-slave relations, and of abolitionist activity on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. Running A Thousand Miles For Freedom - Incredible Escape of William & Ellen Craft from Slavery: A True and Thrilling Tale of Deceit, Intrigue and Breakout Cited by: Dec 01,  · Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom is a must read for all American history students and should be required reading at least at the high school level. This book gives the reader a first-person view of that "Peculiar Instition" known as slavery and to what lengths one will go to Cited by: Chester Fontenot, Director of Africana Studies at Mercer University, talked about the book, Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, the story of William and Ellen Craft, who escaped slavery in Macon.