Many thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedom / by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.

Author
Hamilton, Virginia, 1934-2002 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1993.
Description
151, [1] p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Ill
Summary note
Recounts the journey of Black slaves to freedom via the underground railroad, an extended group of people who helped fugitive slaves in many ways.
Notes
Part One: Slavery in America: Somersett; Quaker Protest; A Prince; A Vanished Slave and His Return; A Kidnapped Child; Jenny Slew. Part Two; Running Aways: Elizabeth Freeman; The Right of Cloe; Advertisements; The Gabriel Prosser Uprising; Josiah Henson, Running Away and Guide; A Slave; The Nat Turner Rebellion; Some Conductors on the Underground Railroad; Eliza; Isabella, Sojourner; The Captain of the Pearl, Solomon Northup; Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; The Blave Conductor; "All Right, Sir!". Part Three: Exodus to Freedom: Anthony Burns; A Mother's Despair; A Slave from Missouri; A Kentucky Runaway; Alexander Ross, Down from Canada; Jackson, of Alabama; Wisdom; An Unnamed Fugitive; Three Fugitives; Exodus; A Proclamation; Deliverance; A Tide of Freedom.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p.147-148) and index.
Binding note
1/4 black cloth. Brown papered bds., blind stamped design on cover. Bronze stamped title on spine. Col. ill. d.j., orange e.p.
ISBN
  • 0394828739
  • 9780394828732
  • 0394928733 (lib. bdg.)
  • 9780394928739 (lib. bdg.)
LCCN
89019988
OCLC
20260834
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