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Biography Of A Runaway Slave

Author : Miguel Barnet
ISBN : 9780810133426
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fiftieth Anniversary Edition Translated from the Spanish by W. Nick Hill Introduction by William Luis Originally published in 1966, Miguel Barnet’s Biography of a Runaway Slave provides the written history of the life of Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as a fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier fighting against Spain in the Cuban War of Independence. A new introduction by one of the most preeminent Afro-Hispanic scholars, William Luis, situates Barnet’s ethnographic strategy and lyrical narrative style as foundational for the tradition of testimonial fiction in Latin American literature. Barnet recorded his interviews with the 103-year-old Montejo at the onset of the Cuban Revolution. This insurgent’s history allows the reader into the folklore and cultural history of Afro-Cubans before and after the abolition of slavery. The book serves as an important contribution to the archive of black experience in Cuba and as a reminder of the many ways that the present continues to echo the past.

Never Caught

Author : Erica Armstrong Dunbar
ISBN : 9781501126413
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws. Profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, describing the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away."--NoveList.

Escaping Bondage

Author : Antonio T. Bly
ISBN : 9780739170342
Genre : History
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Escaping Bondage: A Documentary History of Runaway Slaves in Eighteenth-Century New England, 1700–1789 is an edited collection of runaway slave advertisements that appeared in newspapers in eighteenth-century Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. In addition to documenting the New England fugitive, it compliments similar runaway notice compilations. This compilation provides valuable insights into an important chapter in the history of slavery.

Runaway Slaves

Author : John Hope Franklin
ISBN : 0195084519
Genre : History
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Presents details about plantation life before the Civil War when slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and escaped

Runaway America

Author : David Waldstreicher
ISBN : 0809083159
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Capturing the paradox of Benjamin Franklin on the issue of slavery, the author chronicles Franklin's time as an indentured servant as well as his later work as a publisher, where he profited from advertising notices about runaway slaves.

Maroon Societies

Author : Richard Price
ISBN : 9780307820471
Genre : Social Science
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Maroon Societies is a systematic study of the communities formed by escaped slaves in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. These societies ranged from small bands that survived less than a year to powerful states encompassing thousands of members and surviving for generations and even centuries. The volume includes eyewitness accounts written by escaped slaves and their pursuers, as well as modern historical and anthropological studies of the maroon experience.

The Long Walk To Freedom

Author : Devon W. Carbado
ISBN : 9780807069134
Genre : History
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In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and often innovative ways that these men and women sought freedom and demanded citizenship.


Author : María de los Reyes Castillo Bueno
ISBN : 0822325934
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Oral history of an elderly black woman recounting the story of her nine decades in Cuba.

The Last Runaway

Author : Tracy Chevalier
ISBN : 9781101606643
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement. Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker, moves to Ohio in 1850--only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality. However, Honor is drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, where she befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Afro Cuban Religions

Author : Miguel Barnet
ISBN : 155876254X
Genre : Religion
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