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The Resource Love, liberation, and escaping slavery : William and Ellen Craft in cultural memory, Barbara McCaskill

Love, liberation, and escaping slavery : William and Ellen Craft in cultural memory, Barbara McCaskill

Label
Love, liberation, and escaping slavery : William and Ellen Craft in cultural memory
Title
Love, liberation, and escaping slavery
Title remainder
William and Ellen Craft in cultural memory
Statement of responsibility
Barbara McCaskill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 thirty years: in Boston, where they were on the run again after the passage of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law; in England; and in Reconstruction-era Georgia. McCaskill also provides a close reading of the Crafts' only book, their memoir, Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, published in 1860. / As this study of key moments in the Crafts' public lives argues, the early print archive - newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, legal documents - fills gaps in their story by providing insight into how they navigated the challenges of freedom as reformers and educators, and it discloses the transatlantic British and American audiences' changing reactions to them. By discussing such events as the 1878 court case that placed William's character and reputation on trial, this book also invites readers to reconsider the Crafts' triumphal story as one that is messy, unresolved, and bittersweet."--Back cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCaskill, Barbara
Dewey number
  • 306.3/620922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.M129 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Craft, William
  • Craft, Ellen
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Spouses
  • Racially mixed women
  • Abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
  • Craft, Ellen
  • Craft, William
  • Abolitionists
  • African Americans
  • Antislavery movements
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Racially mixed women
  • Slaves
  • Spouses
  • England
  • Georgia
  • United States
Label
Love, liberation, and escaping slavery : William and Ellen Craft in cultural memory, Barbara McCaskill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-125) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Crafts and the memory of slavery -- The "thrilling" escape of William and Ellen Craft from Georgia -- Boston's glorious fugitives -- Running a Thousand Miles in England -- The Boston libel trial of William Craft -- Epilogue: a story to pass down
Control code
892432218
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 132 pages
Isbn
9780820338026
Lccn
2014036314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025044819
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892432218
Label
Love, liberation, and escaping slavery : William and Ellen Craft in cultural memory, Barbara McCaskill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-125) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Crafts and the memory of slavery -- The "thrilling" escape of William and Ellen Craft from Georgia -- Boston's glorious fugitives -- Running a Thousand Miles in England -- The Boston libel trial of William Craft -- Epilogue: a story to pass down
Control code
892432218
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 132 pages
Isbn
9780820338026
Lccn
2014036314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025044819
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892432218

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