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

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

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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 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brock, Jared
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henson, Josiah
  • Henson, Josiah
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Blacks
  • Clergy
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Clergy
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • Canada
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Label
The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War, Jared Brock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-287)
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
on1023815086
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781541773929
Lccn
2017056511
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 Brock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-287)
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
on1023815086
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781541773929
Lccn
2017056511
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023815086

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