The Great Escapes: Four Slave Narratives (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

The Great Escapes: Four Slave Narratives (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

William Wells Brown, Henry Box Brown, William Craft, Ellen Craft


accrued during this quantity are 4 released slave narratives of bold escapes to freedom.

William and Ellen Craft’s Running 1000 Miles to Freedom (1860), tells the tale of the couple attaining freedom in 1848 by means of vacationing overtly by way of train—with Ellen Craft posing as a white male planter and William as her servant.

This is by way of models of Henry “Box” Brown’s get away by means of mailing himself to Philadelphia in 1849—Narrative of Henry “Box” Brown, released that very same 12 months in the US and Narrative of the lifetime of Henry “Box” Brown, released in 1851 in Britain.

Finally, William Wells Brown’s Narrative of William Wells Brown (1847), tells of the younger man’s surreptitious go out from a steamboat docked in Ohio, a loose country, in 1834.

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