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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: Or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: Or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery

By: William and Ellen Craft

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This compelling narrative offers a firsthand account of a couple's remarkable flight from slavery in the antebellum South. William and Ellen Craft devised a daring plan in which the light-skinned wife disguised herself as a man and the husband posed as her servant. This brief memoir recounts their journey northward in 1848, when they made their way to Philadelphia and later settled in Boston, where they were active in abolitionist circles.
Originally published in 1860, the Crafts' account of their escape was an immediate success. Their story offers fascinating insights into issues of race, gender, and class in nineteenth-century America.

Reprint of the William Tweedie, London, 1860 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486793486
ISBN 139780486793481
Author/EditorWilliam and Ellen Craft
Page Count64
Dimensions5 x 8

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