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The Long Walk to Freedom

The Long Walk to Freedom

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Edited by Devon W. CarbadoAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Devon W. Carbado and Donald WeiseAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Donald Weise

  • Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • On Sale: August 21, 2012
  • Price: $28.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-8070-6912-7 (0-8070-6912-4)
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.


Introduction: “I Will Run Away"

Part One: Running to Be Free

One: From A Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper, from American Slavery. With an Appendix, Containing a List of Places Visited by the Author in Great Britain and Ireland and the British Isles; and Other Matter.

Two: From Narrative of James Curry, A Fugitive Slave.
Three: From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Written by Himself.

Part Two: Running Because of Family

Four: From Slavery Days in Old Kentucky. A True Story of a Father Who Sold His Wife and Four Children. By One of the Children.

Five: From The Narrative of Bethany Veney: A Slave Woman

Six: From Life and Adventures of Robert, the Hermit of Massachusetts, Who has lived 14 Years in a Cave, secluded from human society. Comprising, An account of his Birth, Parentage, Sufferings, and providential escape from unjust and cruel Bondage in early life—and his reasons for becoming a Recluse.

Part Three: Running Inspired by Religion

Seven: From A Narrative of Some Remarkable Incidents in the Life of Solomon Bayley, Formerly a Slave in the State of Delaware, North America; Written by Himself, and Published for His Benefit; to Which Are Prefixed, a Few Remarks by Robert Hurnard.

Eight: From The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va.

Nine: From Sunshine and Shadow of Slave Life. Reminiscences as told by Isaac D. Williams to “Tege”

Part Four: Running by Any Means Necessary

Ten: From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Written by Herself.

Eleven: From Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself.

Twelve: From Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery.

Historical Afterword: Contextualizing the Runaway Experience: A Brief History of Slavery in America, by Brenda E. Stevenson


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