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Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War (New Black Studies)

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Freeing Charles recounts the life and epic rescue of captured fugitive slave Charles Nalle of Culpeper, Virginia, who was forcibly liberated by Harriet Tubman and others in Troy, New York, on April 27, 1860. Scott Christianson follows Nalle from his enslavement by the Hansborough family in Virginia through his escape by the Underground Railroad and his experiences in the North on the eve of the Civil War. This engaging narrative represents the first in-depth historical study of this crucial incident, one of the fiercest anti-slavery riots after Harpers Ferry. Christianson also presents a richly detailed look at slavery culture in antebellum Virginia and probes the deepest political and psychological aspects of this epic tale. His account underscores fundamental questions about racial inequality, the rule of law, civil disobedience, and violent resistance to slavery in the antebellum North and South.  As seen in New York Times and on C-Span’s Book TV.

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Scott Christianson is the author of With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America and many other works. He lives in New York state.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252034398
Author:
Christianson, Scott
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Subject:
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Subject:
Tubman, Harriet
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
New Black Studies Series
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 black and white photographs, 3 maps
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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