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Title The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War / Jared A. Brock.
Author Brock, Jared.
Publication New York : PublicAffairs, 2018.
Description xvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 306.362 B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary "The Road to Dawn tells the improbable story of Josiah Henson, a slave who spent forty-two years in pre-Civil War bondage in the American South and eventually escaped with his wife and four young children, travelling 600 miles and eventually settling with his family as a free man across the border in Canada. Once there, Henson rescued 118 more slaves and purchased land to build what would become one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad, a 500-person freeman settlement called Dawn. He was immortalized by Harriet Beecher Stowe in her 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Henson, Josiah, 1789-1883.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Fugitive slaves -- Canada -- Biography.
Blacks -- Canada -- Biography.
Clergy -- Canada -- Biography.
Alt Title Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War
Related To Online version: Brock, Jared. Road to dawn New York, NY : PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group, [2018] 9781541773936 (DLC) 2018007706
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 Central 2nd Fl - SST Non-Fiction  306.362 B    DUE 03-15-21  
 Park Slope Non-Fic  306.362 B    CHECK SHELVES