McCaskill, Barbara.

Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery : William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory. - Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2015. - 1 online resource (149 p.) - JSTOR eBooks A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication . - A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication. .

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. The Crafts and the Memory of Slavery; One. The "Thrilling" Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Georgia; Two. Boston's Glorious Fugitives; Three. Running a Thousand Miles in England; Four. The Boston Libel Trial of William Craft; Epilogue. A Story to Pass Down; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

The spectacular 1848 escape of William and Ellen Craft (1824-1900; 1826-1891) from slavery in Macon, Georgia, is a dramatic story in the annals of American history. Ellen, who could pass for white, disguised herself as a gentleman slaveholder; William accompanied her as his "master's" devoted slave valet; both traveled openly by train, steamship, and carriage to arrive in free Philadelphia on Christmas Day. In Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery , Barbara McCaskill revisits this dual escape and examines the collaborations and partnerships that characterized the Crafts' activism for the next.

9780820348322 0820348325

787567 MIL 22573/ctt175v3w3 JSTOR


Abolitionists--United States--Biography.
Racially mixed women--United States--Biography.
Spouses--United States--Biography.
African Americans--United States--Biography.
Slaves--Georgia--Biography.
Fugitive slaves--England--Biography.
Fugitive slaves--United States--Biography.

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