Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

This book is not intended as a full history of the life of my wife nor of myself; but merely as an account of our escape; together with other matter which I hope may be the means of creating in some minds a deeper abhorrence of the sinful ...

Author: William Craft

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 1434605124

Category: History

Page: 80

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This book is not intended as a full history of the life of my wife nor of myself; but merely as an account of our escape; together with other matter which I hope may be the means of creating in some minds a deeper abhorrence of the sinful and abominable practice of enslaving and brutifying our fellow-creatures.' (Excerpt from original Introduction)
Categories: History

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom Or the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom Or  the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery

HAVING heard while in Slavery that "God made of one blood all nations of men," and also that the American Declaration of Independence says, that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed ...

Author: William Craft

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798599827665

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HAVING heard while in Slavery that "God made of one blood all nations of men," and also that the American Declaration of Independence says, that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;" we could not understand by what right we were held as "chattels." Therefore, we felt perfectly justified in undertaking the dangerous and exciting task of "running a thousand miles" in order to obtain those rights which are so vividly set forth in the Declaration. I beg those who would know the particulars of our journey, to peruse these pages. This book is not intended as a full history of the life of my wife, nor of myself; but merely as an account of our escape; together with other matter which I hope may be the means of creating in some minds a deeper abhorrence of the sinful and abominable practice of enslaving and brutifying our fellow-creatures. Without stopping to write a long apology for offering this little volume to the public, I shall commence at once to pursue my simple story. - William Craft from "Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery"
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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom The Escape of William and Ellen Craft From Slavery

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom  The Escape of William and Ellen Craft From Slavery

"Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom" is a written account by Ellen Craft and William Craft first published in 1860.

Author: William Craft

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026883142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 77

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"Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom" is a written account by Ellen Craft and William Craft first published in 1860. Their book reached wide audiences in Great Britain and the United States and it represents one of the most compelling of the many slave narratives published before the American Civil War. Ellen (1826–1891) and William Craft (1824 - 1900) were slaves from Macon, Georgia in the United States who escaped to the North in December 1848 by traveling openly by train and steamboat, arriving in Philadelphia on Christmas Day.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Long Walk to Freedom

The Long Walk to Freedom

TWELVE From Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William
and Ellen Craft from Slavery. Polished in 1860, William Craft's memoir of escape
from slavery with his wife, Ellen, is one of the most extraordinary fugitive ...

Author: Devon W. Carbado

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780807069127

Category: History

Page: 248

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Collects the accounts of runaway slaves from the antebellum South, including Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, and Henry Box Brown.
Categories: History

Against a Sharp White Background

Against a Sharp White Background

Most contemporary readers will be familiar with their narrative as presented in
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, The Escape of William and Ellen
Craft from Slavery (1860); the book was reissued twice in the late twentieth
century by ...

Author: Brigitte Fielder

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299321505

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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The work of black writers, editors, publishers, and librarians is deeply embedded in the history of American print culture, from slave narratives to digital databases. While the printed word can seem democratizing, it remains that the infrastructures of print and digital culture can be as limiting as they are enabling. Contributors to this volume explore the relationship between expression and such frameworks, analyzing how different mediums, library catalogs, and search engines shape the production and reception of written and visual culture. Topics include antebellum literature, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement; “post-Black” art, the role of black librarians, and how present-day technologies aid or hinder the discoverability of work by African Americans. Against a Sharp White Background covers elements of production, circulation, and reception of African American writing across a range of genres and contexts. This collection challenges mainstream book history and print culture to understand that race and racialization are inseparable from the study of texts and their technologies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Escapes from Slavery

Escapes from Slavery

Quoted in Craft and Craft, Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom, p. 61. 13.
Quoted in Craft and Craft, Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom, p. 61. 14. Craft
and Craft, Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom, p. 68. 15. Quoted in Sterling ...

Author: Stephen Currie

Publisher:

ISBN: 1590182766

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Offers the narratives of five escapes from slavery, each of which was typical in many ways but featured unusual personal characteristics or circumstances that made these trips to freedom extraordinary.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Love Liberation and Escaping Slavery

Love  Liberation  and Escaping Slavery

By discussing such events as the 1878 court case that placed William's character and reputation on trial, this book also invites readers to reconsider the Crafts' triumphal story as one that is messy, unresolved, and bittersweet.

Author: Barbara McCaskill

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820347240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

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The spectacular 1848 escape of William and Ellen Craft (1824 1900; 1826 1891) from slavery in Macon, Georgia, is a dramatic story in the annals of American history. Ellen, who could pass for white, disguised herself as a gentleman slaveholder; William accompanied her as his master s devoted slave valet; both traveled openly by train, steamship, and carriage to arrive in free Philadelphia on Christmas Day. In "Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery," Barbara McCaskill revisits this dual escape and examines the collaborations and partnerships that characterized the Crafts activism for the next thirty years: in Boston, where they were on the run again after the passage of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law; in England; and in Reconstruction-era Georgia. McCaskill also provides a close reading of the Crafts only book, their memoir, "Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom," published in 1860. Yet as this study of key moments in the Crafts public lives argues, the early print archive newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, legal documents fills gaps in their story by providing insight into how they navigated the challenges of freedom as reformers and educators, and it discloses the transatlantic British and American audiences changing reactions to them. By discussing such events as the 1878 court case that placed William s character and reputation on trial, this book also invites readers to reconsider the Crafts triumphal story as one that is messy, unresolved, and bittersweet. An important episode in African American literature, history, and culture, this will be essential reading for teachers and students of the slave narrative genre and the transatlantic antislavery movement and for researchers investigating early American print culture."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bound in Wedlock

Bound in Wedlock

William Craft, Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William
and Ellen Craft from Slavery (London: William Tweedie, 1860; reprinted. Miami:
Mnemosyne Publishing Co., 1969), 16. 19. Craft, Running a Thousand Miles for ...

Author: Tera W. Hunter

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674237452

Category: African Americans

Page: 404

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Tera W. Hunter offers the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century and into the Jim Crow era. She reveals the practical ways couples adopted, adapted, or rejected White Christian ideas of marriage, creatively setting their own standards for conjugal relationships under conditions of uncertainty and cruelty.--
Categories: African Americans

Masterplots II

Masterplots II

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom / CRAFT AND CRAFT 1647 interjects
verses that are apparently of Craft's own composition . He closes his account by
affirming that England knows well of the meanness and cruelty of Americans ...

Author: Tyrone Williams

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 1587654423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2064

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Examines the themes, characters, plots, style, and technique of works by African-American authors.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Picturing Slavery

Picturing Slavery

Chapter Two : The Use in Seeing : Mobilizing Spectacle in Running a Thousand
Miles for Freedom Get up ! You can do the wench no good ; therefore there is no
use in your seeing her . --From Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom ...

Author: Michael A. Chaney

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000094867474

Category: American literature

Page: 628

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Categories: American literature

The Civitas Anthology Of African American Slave Narratives

The Civitas Anthology Of African American Slave Narratives

In the opening pages of Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom ; or , The
Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery ( 1860 ) , Craft pronounced that in
the American South " there is a greater want of humanity and high principle
amongst ...

Author: William L.. Andrews

Publisher: Civitas Books

ISBN: UOM:39015046902501

Category: Social Science

Page: 642

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Gathers writings by Mary Prince, Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Henry Bibb, William and Ellen Craft, and Harriet A. Jacobs
Categories: Social Science

The Arizona Quarterly

The Arizona Quarterly

DANEEN WARDROP Collaboration in Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom :
William's Key and Ellen's Renaming Fratrative Running a Thousand Miles for
Freedom to strengthen the abolitionist movement , encouraging northerners to
aid ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C094112627

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature

Are We Not Sisters and Brothers

Are We Not Sisters and Brothers

Three accounts of the lives of famous slaves This unique Leonaur book brings together three remarkable accounts of slavery and escapes to freedom by African women and men in the United States and West Indies during the 19th century.

Author: Ellen Craft

Publisher:

ISBN: 1782823018

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Three accounts of the lives of famous slaves This unique Leonaur book brings together three remarkable accounts of slavery and escapes to freedom by African women and men in the United States and West Indies during the 19th century. The first account, written by William and Ellen Craft, recounts the incredible and epic escape by a husband and wife who, recognising that Mrs. Craft was so pale skinned that she could pass for a person of European origin, devised the innovative plan of posing as a young male planter master and his slave. The second story, that of Bermudan born Mary Prince, is notable because hers was the first personal account written by a female negro slave ever to be published in Britain. The third and final account by Solomon Northup, has now become famous again because his experiences have been turned into a highly regarded motion picture. Northup was born a free man, happily married with children and working and owning property in Saratoga Springs, New York. During a visit to Washington he was drugged, kidnapped and sold into slavery on a Southern plantation which he endured, despite repeated escape attempts, for twelve years before regaining the liberty that had been taken from him. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
Categories: Social Science

Landers Film Reviews

Landers Film Reviews

107 NEGROES Slave ' s Story , A : Running a Thousand Miles To Freedom , p .
109 SCIENCE Cold Front , p . 98 Electromagnets and Their Use , p . 99 Space
Exploration : A Team Effort , p . 110 Turn a Handle , Flick a Switch , p . 111 What ...

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015035575953

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures

Multiculturalism and the American Self

Multiculturalism and the American Self

In Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom , a slave narrative first published in
1860 in London , William Craft describes his and his wife Ellen Craft ' s escape
from slavery as a crossing of geographical borders effected through a crossing of
 ...

Author: William Q. Boelhower

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025093555

Category: History

Page: 348

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The articles of this volume, which derive from two symposia held under the auspices of the Erasmus cooperation among seven European universities, address issues of the inter- and intracultural relations of different ethnic groups in America from the colonial period to the present time. In addition to the intercultural contacts between European settlers and immigrants on the one hand and minority groups on the other hand, emphasis is also given to the intercultural relations within white American literature. The common thread in all of these multicultural productions is the formation of an American self. Treatments of encounters between white settlers and Native Americans in the colonial period are set next to analyses of the minority works ranging from the poetry of Phillis Wheatley in the early republic, to questions of gender in slave narratives, to the fictions of Nella Larsen, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Gerald Vizenor, and Chicana writers. The implicit, often unintentional, stirrings of multiculturalism are the subject of articles on Henry Adams, Henry James, Thomas Wolfe, and Paul Green. Finally, the volume includes discussions of multicultural stereotypes, which determine the construction of American selfhood, in such motion pictures as Pocahontas, Forrest Gump, and Malcolm X.
Categories: History

African American Slave Narratives

African American Slave Narratives

-1900 ) AND ELLEN CRAFT ( 1826-1891 ) Running A Thousand Miles For
Freedom Though William and Ellen Craft contributed one of the most thrilling and
compelling narratives of escape from slavery , theirs is the story of a lifetime of ...

Author: Sterling Lecater Bland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313317186

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1004

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African American slave narratives of the 19th century recorded the atrocities of the antebellum South and provided a solid foundation for the African American literary tradition. By presenting 16 such narratives in their entirety, this reference conveniently documents this historically significant literary genre. Unlike other anthologies, which often contain excerpts from readily available narratives, this work offers complete versions of largely unavailable texts. To add to the value of this reference for the researcher and general reader alike, each narrative is accompanied by a preface, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading. The work begins with an introductory essay that fully contextualizes the slave narrative genre and concludes with a general bibliography.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Heritage

American Heritage

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Author: Illinois Office of Education. ETV/ITV Section

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112122596239

Category: Television in social science education

Page: 16

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Categories: Television in social science education

Film Video Finder

Film   Video Finder

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057978499

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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Categories: Motion pictures