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5000 miles to freedom : Ellen and William Craft's flight from slavery

by Fradin, Judith Bloom.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 973.7115 Fradin
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
 
Call Number  JUV 973.7115 Fradin
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj E450.F78 2006x
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  qj E450.F78 2006x
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj E450.F78 2006x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  qj E450.F78 2006x
 
 
Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 920 V84
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 920 V84
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Biography J 920 FRA
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juv Biography
 
Call Number  J 920 FRA
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 973.7115 Fra
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 973.7115 Fra
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J973.71 BL
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J973.71 BL
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B CRAFT 2006
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
Call Number  J B CRAFT 2006
 
 
Summary
What would it take for slaves to escape from slavery in the Deep South, 1,000 miles from freedom and then on to England during the period of the Fugitive Slave Act? For most slaves the thought of escape was unimaginable. But fear did not stop Ellen and William Craft from chasing freedom.


An inspiring and riveting story of two amazing people stopping at nothing to fight for freedom and racial equality, this thrilling true tale chronicles Ellen and William Craft's lives from their flight from slavery in Georgia to their rise to world-wide fame as heroes of the Abolitionist movement.


Illustrated with period artwork, newspaper clippings, and archival photographs, 5,000 Miles to Freedom captures the unforgiving realities of slave life, the political hatred between North and South, and, above all, the extraordinary achievements of this remarkable couple.


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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-9. Both exciting escape adventure and gripping history, this account of a husband and wife on the run from slavery traces their journey to freedom in the U.S and across the world. Ellen is a light-skinned African American, daughter of the master who raped her mother. Disguised as a wealthy Southern gentleman, she escapes with her husband, William, disguised as her slave, and they travel by train and steamboat to freedom in Boston. When their astonishing story makes the fugitive couple famous, slave catchers come after them, so the Crafts leave for England, where they continue their abolitionist work, until their return home after the Civil War. The Fradins, whose many fine histories include Ida B. Wells (2000), draw heavily on the Crafts' personal accounts to add depth and drama to the carefully documented narrative. The handsome design includes lots of photos, archival artwork, letters, and newspaper accounts. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Craft, Ellen -- Juvenile literature.
Craft, William -- Juvenile literature.
Craft, Ellen.
Craft, William.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Georgia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves.
Slaves.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2006
Other Titles Five thousand miles to freedom
Ellen and William Craft's flight from slavery
Contributors Fradin, Dennis B.
Language English
Description 96 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 94) and index.
ISBN 0792278852
0792278860 (library bdg.)
9780792278856
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