A slave no more: two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation

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The newly discovered slave narratives of John Washington and Wallace Turnage-and their harrowing and empowering journey to emancipation. Slave narratives, among the most powerful records of our past, are extremely rare, with only fifty-five surviving post-Civil War. This book is a major new addition to this imperative part of American history-the firsthand accounts of two slaves, John Washington and Wallace Turnage, who through a combination of intelligence, daring, and sheer luck, reached the protection of the occupying Union troops and found emancipation. In A Slave No More, David W. Blight enriches the authentic narrative texts of these two young men using a wealth of genealogical information, handed down through family and friends. Blight has reconstructed their childhoods as sons of white slaveholders, their service as cooks and camp hands during the Civil War, and their struggle to stable lives among the black working class in the north, where they reunited their families. In the previously unpublished manuscripts of Turnage and Washington, we find history at its most intimate, portals that offer a startling new answer to the question of how four million people moved from slavery to liberty. Here are the untold stories of two extraordinary men whose stories, once thought lost, now take their place at the heart of the American experience.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Biography, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Electronic books, Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Biography, HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery, Slave narratives -- United States, Slaves -- North Carolina -- Green County -- Biography, Slaves -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg -- Biography, Turnage, Wallace, -- 1846-1916, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans, Washington, John, -- 1838-1918, Working class -- United States -- Biography
title_display A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation
title_full A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation / David W. Blight, A slave no more : two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation [electronic resource] / David W. Blight
title_short A slave no more :
title_sub two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation
topic_facet African Americans, Electronic books, Fugitive slaves, HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), History, Slave narratives, Slaves, Turnage, Wallace, Washington, John, Working class