In 1848 William and Ellen Craft made one of the most daring
and remarkable escapes in the history of slavery in America. With
fair-skinned Ellen in the guise of a white male planter and William
posing as her servant, the Crafts traveled by rail and ship--in
plain sight and relative luxury--from bondage in Macon, Georgia, to
freedom first in Philadelphia, then Boston, and ultimately England.
This edition of their thrilling story is newly typeset from the
original 1860 text. Eleven annotated supplementary readings, drawn
from a variety of contemporary sources, help to place the
Crafts' story within the complex cultural currents of
Subjects: History, Sociology
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