Bound for the North Star

Bound for the North Star

True Stories of Fugitive Slaves

Book - 2000
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The stories of slaves who fled the South in search of freedom are some of the most riveting in American history. The fugitives usually left at night, with little or no food or money and only the light of the North Star to guide them. Gathered here are twelve stirring stories of escape, including those of Henry "Box" Brown, Ellen and William Craft, and Harriet Tubman, along with less well known but equally compelling accounts of Mary Prince, Eliza Harris, Margaret Garner, John Anderson, Solomon Northrup, and others. Accompanied by striking archival prints and photographs, these thought-provoking narratives vividly depict the horrors of slavery and the high value of freedom, and are a testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit. Bibliography, index.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2000
ISBN: 9780395970171
Characteristics: xvii, 206 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm


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Imagine jumping from ice floe to ice floe, with your baby in your arms, to escape your pursuers, or being nailed into a wooden box and shipped by railroad to free yourself. Fradin retells the stories of slaves who risked everything to achieve freedom.


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