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The Resource A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation, David W. Blight ; read by the author with Richard Allen and Dion Graham, (sound recording)

A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation, David W. Blight ; read by the author with Richard Allen and Dion Graham, (sound recording)

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A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation
Title
A slave no more
Title remainder
two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation
Statement of responsibility
David W. Blight ; read by the author with Richard Allen and Dion Graham
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Slave narratives are extremely rare, with only 55 post-Civil War narratives surviving. A mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives join that exclusive group. Handed down through family and friends, they tell gripping stories of escape: Through a combination of intelligence, daring, and sheer luck, the men reached the protection of occupying Union troops. Historian Blight prefaces the narratives with each man's life history. Using genealogical information, Blight has reconstructed their childhoods as sons of white slaveholders, their service as cooks and camp hands during the Civil War, and their climb to black working-class stability in the North, where they reunited their families. In the stories of Wallace Turnage and John Washington, we find portals that offer a rich new answer to the question of how four million people moved from slavery to freedom.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
973.7/115
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E450.W325
LC item number
B58 2007b
Literary text for sound recordings
  • memoirs
  • history
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author with Richard Allen and Dion Graham
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not applicable
Label
A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation, David W. Blight ; read by the author with Richard Allen and Dion Graham, (sound recording)
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unknown
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unknown
Control code
ocn148858002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Abridged
Extent
5 sound discs (6 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780739319512
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHCD 2207
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)148858002
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Compact disc
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation, David W. Blight ; read by the author with Richard Allen and Dion Graham, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Title from container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn148858002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Abridged
Extent
5 sound discs (6 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780739319512
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHCD 2207
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)148858002
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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