In 1848 William and Ellen Craft made one of the most daring and remarkable escapes in the history of slavery in America. With fair-skinned Ellen in the guise of a white male planter and William posing as her servant, the Crafts traveled by rail and ship-in plain sight and relative luxury-from bondage in Macon, Georgia, to freedom first in Philadelphia, then Boston, and ultimately England.
This edition of their thrilling story is newly typeset from the original 1860 text. Eleven annotated supplementary readings, drawn from a variety of contemporary sources, help to place the Crafts’ story within the complex cultural currents of transatlantic abolitionism.
- publisherUniversity of Georgia Press
- publisher placeAthens, GA
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- rightsPublished in 1999 as a Brown Thrasher Book by the University of Georgia Press
Introduction © 1999 by the University of Georgia Press
- rights holderUniversity of Georgia Press