The Great Escapes: Four Slave Narratives (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

The Great Escapes: Four Slave Narratives (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

William Wells Brown, Henry Box Brown, William Craft, Ellen Craft


amassed during this quantity are 4 released slave narratives of bold escapes to freedom.

William and Ellen Craft’s Running one thousand Miles to Freedom (1860), tells the tale of the couple attaining freedom in 1848 via traveling brazenly through train—with Ellen Craft posing as a white male planter and William as her servant.

This is by means of types of Henry “Box” Brown’s get away via mailing himself to Philadelphia in 1849—Narrative of Henry “Box” Brown, released that very same yr in the US and Narrative of the lifetime of Henry “Box” Brown, released in 1851 in Britain.

Finally, William Wells Brown’s Narrative of William Wells Brown (1847), tells of the younger man’s surreptitious go out from a steamboat docked in Ohio, a loose nation, in 1834.

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