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Nathans, Sydney
To free a family : the journey of Mary Walker / Sydney Nathans
Alternate Title Journey of Mary Walker
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E450 .N37 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Walker, Mary, d. 1872
Walker, Mary, d. 1872 -- Family
Subject(s) Fugitive slaves -- Northeastern States -- Biography
Women slaves -- North Carolina -- Orange County -- Biography
African American women -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Biography
Family reunions -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- History -- 19th century
Subject Cambridge (Mass.) -- Biography
Orange County (N.C.) -- Biography
Physical Description 330 p., [20] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-307) and index
Contents Prologue: A Secret Striving -- Reluctant Runaway -- Sanctuary -- "In the Midst of Friends" -- "Never Reject the Claims of Fugitive" -- The Rescue Plot -- "A Spirit Like a Dove" -- A Season of Silence -- "A Case of Heart-Rending Distress" -- If They Die for Their Freedom, Amen -- "The Welfare of Her Race" -- "To Part No More" -- Epilogue: "Their Works Do Follow Them."

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