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New Books: Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory by Barbara McCaskill

9780820338026Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory
Barbara McCaskill
University of Georgia Press

How William and Ellen Craft’s escape from slavery, their activism, and press accounts figured during the antislavery movement of the mid-1800s and Reconstruction.

Reviews “Barbara McCaskill’s new book should be read by everyone interested in the spectacular story of the self-emancipating Crafts—one of antebellum America’s most compelling stories of bondage and of memory. McCaskill brilliantly builds on her edition of the Crafts’ Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom with new details gleaned from meticulous research. Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery illuminates McCaskill’s exemplary archival excavations into the lives of Ellen, William, their community of renowned formerly enslaved authors and activists, the whites who obstructed their life’s journeys and those who helped clear their paths, and ultimately, the Crafts’ outstanding progeny.” —Joycelyn Moody, Sue E. Denman Distinguished Chair in American Literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio

http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/love_liberation_escaping_slavery/

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