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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
"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
Summary
A sweeping portrait of the man who was the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin explores the character, principles and intelligence of escaped slave Josiah Henson, describing how after rescuing himself and his family he helped more than 100 other slaves and eventually purchased land to build the Dawn Underground Railroad freeman settlement
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10665265
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444.H526
LC item number
B76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War
Label
The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War, Jared A. Brock
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
6091183
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781541773929
Lccn
2017056511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023815086
Label
The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War, Jared A. Brock
Publication
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
Control code
6091183
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781541773929
Lccn
2017056511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023815086

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