The Resource Go south to freedom : based on a true story, (electronic resource)

Go south to freedom : based on a true story, (electronic resource)

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Go south to freedom : based on a true story
Title
Go south to freedom
Title remainder
based on a true story
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Language
eng
Summary
More than twenty years ago, Robert Croshon, an elderly friend of Frye Gaillard's, told him the story of Croshon's ancestor, Gilbert Fields, an African-born slave in Georgia who led his family on a daring flight to freedom. Fields and his family ran away intending to travel north, but clouds obscured the stars and when morning came Fields discovered they had been running south instead. They had no choice but to seek sanctuary with the Seminole Indians of Florida and later a community of free blacks in Mobile. With Croshon's blessing, Gaillard has expanded this oral history into a novel for young readers, weaving the story of Gilbert Fields through the nearly forgotten history of the Seminoles and their alliance with runaway slaves. As Gaillard's narrative makes clear, the Seminole Wars of the 1830s, in which Indians fought side by side with former slaves, represents the largest slave uprising in American history. Gaillard also puts a human face on the story of free blacks before the Civil War and the lives they painfully built for themselves in Mobile. Hauntingly illustrated by artist Anne Kent Rush, Go South to Freedom is a gripping story for readers of any age
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1946-
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Gaillard, Frye
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Fugitive slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Seminole Indians
  • Black Seminoles
  • Free African Americans
  • Electronic books
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Seminole Indians
  • Black Seminoles
  • Free African Americans
  • Mobile (Ala.)
  • Mobile (Ala.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Go south to freedom : based on a true story, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781603063937
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12169330
Publisher number
MWT12169330
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Go south to freedom : based on a true story, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781603063937
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12169330
Publisher number
MWT12169330
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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