Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls

Through word and image , this volume of Tales of the Talented Tenth places Smalls's humanity at the heart of his undeniable heroism . We see the resolve born of the hurt and indignity he suffered as an adolescent and later , as a father ...

Author: Joel Christian Gill

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781641605946

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 158

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"Joel Christian Gills shows how ordinary people fight for our collective liberation and whose stories are not often at the forefront of our historical consciousness." —Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist Do you know the story of the slave who sailed himself to freedom? For the third book in the bestselling Tales of the Talented Tenth series, Joel Christian Gill brings Robert Smalls to life by telling the true story of the enslaved African who pulled off one of the most daring and largest heists of the Civil War. Come along for the adventure as Robert earns a job working for the C.S.S. Planter, escapes to freedom, goes on to become a first-generation Black politician, and makes history by writing and leading the passage of legislation that led to the United States' first free and compulsory public school system. Tales of the Talented Tenth is a historical comic series that focuses on the adventures of amazing African Americans in action.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Robert Smalls Sails to Freedom

Robert Smalls Sails to Freedom

Miller, Edward A., Jr. Gullah Statesman: Robert Smalls from Slavery to Congress, 1839–1915. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1995. New York Daily Tribune, “Robert Smalls.” May 20, 1862. New York Daily Tribune, ...

Author: Susan Taylor Brown

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 9780822565178

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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The true story of a fugitive slave's escape to freedom.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Be Free or Die The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

Be Free or Die  The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls  Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

Robert Smalls,” The Boston Daily Globe, October 8, 1903; ORN, 1, 12:804, 825–26; ORA, 1, 14:13–15; “Capt. Robert Smalls Addresses the General Conference of 1864, Daniel A. Payne, Presiding,” The A.M.E. Church Review 70 (1955): 23; ...

Author: Cate Lineberry

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250101877

Category: History

Page: 288

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***Finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize*** Henry Louis Gates, Jr: "A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history." Candice Millard: “Be Free or Die makes you want to stand up and cheer.” The astonishing true story of Robert Smalls’ amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old slave named Robert Smalls did the unthinkable and boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife and two young children hidden on board, Smalls and a small crew ran a gauntlet of heavily armed fortifications in Charleston Harbor and delivered the valuable vessel and the massive guns it carried to nearby Union forces. To be unsuccessful was a death sentence for all. Smalls’ courageous and ingenious act freed him and his family from slavery and immediately made him a Union hero while simultaneously challenging much of the country’s view of what African Americans were willing to do to gain their freedom. After his escape, Smalls served in numerous naval campaigns off Charleston as a civilian boat pilot and eventually became the first black captain of an Army ship. In a particularly poignant moment Smalls even bought the home that he and his mother had once served in as house slaves. Cate Lineberry's Be Free or Die is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls’ amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. This captivating tale of a valuable figure in American history gives fascinating insight into the country's first efforts to help newly freed slaves while also illustrating the many struggles and achievements of African Americans during the Civil War.
Categories: History

Robert Smalls Contestant Vs William Elliott Contestee

Robert Smalls  Contestant  Vs  William Elliott  Contestee

In 1884 these candidates had contested with each other for the seat in the Forty - ninth Congress , and Smalls was returned by about 4,000 majority , the official vote standing for Robert Smalls 8,419 , and for William Elliott 4,584 ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D035242375

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Page: 120

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The Escape of Robert Smalls

The Escape of Robert Smalls

Crickets chirped. Water lapped against ships. But underneath the peaceful concert was the thump, thump, thump of Robert Smalls's racing heart. Robert Smalls was born into slavery. Enslaved people were considered.

Author: Jehan Jones-Radgowski

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781543512892

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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The mist in Charleston Inner Harbor was heavy, but not heavy enough to disguise the stolen Confederate steamship, the Planter, from Confederate soldiers. In the early hours of May 13, 1862, in the midst of the deadly U.S. Civil War, an enslaved man named Robert Smalls was about to carry out a perilous plan of escape. Standing at the helm of the ship, Smalls impersonated the captain as he and his crew passed heavily armed Confederate forts to enter Union territory, where escaped slaves were given shelter. The suspenseful escape of the determined crew is celebrated with beautiful artwork and insightful prose, detailing the true account of an unsung American hero.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Seven Miles to Freedom

Seven Miles to Freedom

"A biography of Robert Smalls who, during the Civil War, commandeered the Confederate ship Planter to carry his family and twelve other slaves to freedom, and went on to become a United States Congressman working toward African American ...

Author: Janet Halfmann

Publisher: Lee & Low Books

ISBN: 1600609864

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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"A biography of Robert Smalls who, during the Civil War, commandeered the Confederate ship Planter to carry his family and twelve other slaves to freedom, and went on to become a United States Congressman working toward African American advancement"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Wheelman

The Wheelman

A novel involving the true story of Robert Smalls, the South Carolina slave who stole a Confederate warship, became a Union Civil War captain, fought his way to Congress, and became the reputed King of Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Author: Marshall Evans, C

Publisher:

ISBN: 0997012706

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Page: 334

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A novel involving the true story of Robert Smalls, the South Carolina slave who stole a Confederate warship, became a Union Civil War captain, fought his way to Congress, and became the reputed King of Beaufort County, South Carolina. Examines America's racial history from a very different perspective.
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Yearning to Breathe Free

Yearning to Breathe Free

A sociological approach to appreciating the heroism and legacy of the Gullah statesman A sociological approach to appreciating the legacy of first African American hero of the Civil War

Author: Andrew Billingsley

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570036861

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

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A sociological approach to appreciating the heroism and legacy of the Gullah statesman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

African Americans in the Military

African Americans in the Military

186 Smalls, Robert Approximately 90 Confederate projectiles pierced the Keokuk'swood and iron armor, forcing the ship to withdraw from the assault and anchor out of firing range. The Keokuk sank on the morning of April 8.

Author: Catherine Reef

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438107752

Category: African American soldiers

Page: 273

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Throughout much of the United States's history
Categories: African American soldiers

From Slavery to Public Service Robert Smalls 1839 1915

From Slavery to Public Service  Robert Smalls  1839 1915

These terms were accepted by Henry McKee , and from 1857 Robert became his own master as far as employment was concerned . Shortly before this occurred , Smalls was married to Hannah Jones , a slave of Samuel Kingman , and also offered ...

Author: Okon Edet Uya

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038547603

Category: Reconstruction

Page: 178

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"Robert Smalls, the black Civil War hero, began his public career by running a Confederate vessel out of Charleston harbor and turning it over to the Union naval blockade. He went on to become a controversial political figure in Reconstruction Era South Carolina. In this study, Mr. Uya sketches a portrait of one of the most colorful personalities of the Reconstruction decades, placing his career and contributions in balanced, historical perspective." --page 4 of cover.
Categories: Reconstruction