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The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War / Jared A. Brock.

The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War

Brock, Jared, author. (Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541773929 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1541773926 : HRD
  • Physical Description: xvi, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Port Tobacco -- The wounded leader -- Kentucky bound -- Double cross -- Murder and providence -- The great escape -- The struggle for life -- The great exhibition -- The real Uncle Tom -- Homecoming -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"The Road to Dawn tells the improbable story of Josiah Henson, a slave who spent forty-two years in pre-Civil War bondage in the American South and eventually escaped with his wife and four young children, travelling 600 miles and eventually settling withhis family as a free man across the border in Canada. Once there, Henson rescued 118 more slaves and purchased land to build what would become one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad, a 500-person freeman settlement called Dawn. He was immortalized by Harriet Beecher Stowe in her 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Henson, Josiah, 1789-1883.
Slaves > United States > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Biography.
Fugitive slaves > Canada > Biography.
Blacks > Canada > Biography.
Clergy > Canada > Biography.
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