Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery : William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory.

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"...

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Main Author: McCaskill, Barbara.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2015.
Series:A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication.
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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.
Item Description:Description based upon print version of record.
Physical Description:1 online resource (149 p.)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780820348322
0820348325