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People/Characters: Ellen Craft

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5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft's Flight from Slavery by Judith Bloom Fradin
Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley
Black Foremothers: Three Lives, Second Edition (Women's Lives/Women's Work) by Dorothy Sterling
The Brave Escape of Ellen and William Craft (Graphic Library: Graphic History) by Donald B. Lemke
Brother Against Brother: The War Begins by William C. Davis
The Civitas Anthology Of African American Slave Narratives by William L. Andrews
The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft (On My Own History) by Cathy Moore
Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamus
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William Craft
Slave Narratives by William L. Andrews
two tickets to freedom: the true story of ellen and william craft, fugitive slaves by Florence B. Freedman

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Recommendations

  1. A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including their own Narratives of Emancipation by David W. Blight Ph. D. (2007)
  2. Bound for Canaan: The Under-ground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America by Fergus M. Bordewich (2005)
  3. Get on board: the story of the Underground Railroad by Jim Haskins (1993)
  4. Pioneers Of The Black Atlantic: Five Slave Narratives, 1772-1815 by Henry Louis Jr Gates (1998)
  5. The Classic Slave Narratives by Henry Louis Jr Gates (1987)
  6. Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom by Shane W. Evans (2011)
  7. Frederick Douglass : Autobiographies : Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave / My Bondage and My Freedom / Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (Library of America) by Frederick Douglass (1994)
  8. Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown by Henry Box Brown (2002)
  9. The Underground Railroad: Authentic Narratives and First-Hand Accounts by William Still (1871)
  10. Our Nig: or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet E. Wilson (1983)
  11. Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly by Jennifer Fleischner (2003)
  12. Up Before Daybreak: Cotton And People In America by Deborah Hopkinson (2006)
  13. Nathan Hale: Patriot Spy (On My Own Biography) by Shannon Zemlicka (2002)
  14. Freedom by Any Means: Con Games, Voodoo Schemes, True Love and Lawsuits on the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamus (2009)
  15. First Blood: Fort Sumter to Bull Run by William C. Davis (1983)

Character description

Ellen Craft was a slave in Georgia; she understood herself to be the daughter of her master, Major James Smith. She could easily pass for white. She married fellow slave William Craft. They disguised themselves as a white man and his black slave, and traveled to Philadelphia, where they gave abolitionist speeches. With the passing of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850, it became too dangerous, and they moved to England where they also worked for abolition and racial equality. After the Civil War, they returned to the American South and worked to assist the freed slaves.

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