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The Resource The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War, Jared A. Brock

The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War, Jared A. Brock

Label
The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War
Title
The road to dawn
Title remainder
Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Jared A. Brock
Title variation
Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This sweeping biography immortalizes the man who was the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin in an epic tale of courage and bravery in the face of unimaginable trials. Josiah Henson overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery and improve the lives of hundreds of freedmen throughout his long life. He found international fame--including visits to Windsor Castle and the White House--as the real "Uncle Tom" in the novel that fueled the abolitionist movement and ignited the Civil War. But his story has been mostly lost to history, until now. A dynamic, driven man with exceptional intelligence and unyielding principles, Henson spent forty-one years in bondage before he was finally able to escape with his wife and four children, carrying the youngest two on his broken shoulders for 600 miles. He eventually settled with his family as a free man across the border in Canada. Once there, Henson agitated for racial equality, raised millions for the abolitionist cause, won a medal at the first World's Fair in London, and became a beloved preacher. He returned to America and rescued 118 more slaves, including his own brother, and helped purchase land to build what would become one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad, a 500-person freedman settlement called Dawn. The Road to Dawn retraces Henson's improbable journey from slavery to freedom and restores a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brock, Jared
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henson, Josiah
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Blacks
  • Clergy
Label
The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War, Jared A. Brock
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-287)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Port Tobacco -- The wounded leader -- Kentucky bound -- Double cross -- Murder and providence -- The great escape -- The struggle for life -- The great exhibition -- The real Uncle Tom -- Homecoming -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541773929
Lccn
2017056511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028196879
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • on1023815086
  • 678573
  • (OCoLC)1023815086
Label
The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War, Jared A. Brock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-287)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Port Tobacco -- The wounded leader -- Kentucky bound -- Double cross -- Murder and providence -- The great escape -- The struggle for life -- The great exhibition -- The real Uncle Tom -- Homecoming -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541773929
Lccn
2017056511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028196879
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • on1023815086
  • 678573
  • (OCoLC)1023815086

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