The Resource Running a thousand miles for freedom : or, the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery, William and Ellen Craft, (electronic resource)

Running a thousand miles for freedom : or, the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery, William and Ellen Craft, (electronic resource)

Label
Running a thousand miles for freedom : or, the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery
Title
Running a thousand miles for freedom
Title remainder
or, the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery
Statement of responsibility
William and Ellen Craft
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1860, "Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom", by William and Ellen Craft, is the fascinating true story of their escape from slavery in Georgia. Ellen was born into slavery in 1826 in Clinton, Georgia. As a result of her mother being a mixed-race slave and her father being a wealthy white plantation master, Ellen closely resembled her white half-siblings. William Craft was also born in Georgia and first met Ellen when he was 16 and he was sold to settle his owner's gambling debt. The pair married a few years later and planned their escape so they could raise a family. In 1848, Ellen posed as a white male planter and William as her personal servant and the pair travelled openly by train and steamboat to Philadelphia. Their bold escape was widely publicized and became a popular story. Sadly, the Crafts came to fear for their safety and freedom when the Fugitive Slave Act was passed in 1850 and the couple moved to England, where they went on to have five children. Their thrilling tale of bravery and determination continues to be a compelling story of race, class, and gender in nineteenth-century America
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Craft, William
Dewey number
  • 306.362/0922
  • 973.7115/0922
  • [B]
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Craft, William
  • Craft, Ellen
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • African Americans
  • Abolitionists
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Running a thousand miles for freedom : or, the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery, William and Ellen Craft, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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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
9781420966206
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13056353
Publisher number
MWT13056353
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Running a thousand miles for freedom : or, the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery, William and Ellen Craft, (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
9781420966206
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13056353
Publisher number
MWT13056353
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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