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

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


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593082949
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Series: Barnes & Noble Classics Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 66,418
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

The World of The Great Escapes     ix
Introduction   Daphne A. Brooks     xv
The Great Escapes     1
Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave (1848)     3
Narrative of Henry Box Brown (1849)     93
Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown (1851)     161
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860)     221
Glossary of Names     287
Endnotes     295
Inspired by The Great Escapes     305
Excerpts from Josephine Brown's: Biography of an American Bondman (1856)     309
For Further Reading     321

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