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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (145 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David W. Blight Narrator: Arthur Morey and Dominic Hoffman Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Slave narratives are extremely rare. Of the 100 or so of these testimonies that survive, a mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now, two newly uncovered narratives, and the biographies of the men who wrote them, join that exclusive group.

Wallace Turnage was a teenage field-hand on an Alabama plantation, John Washington an urban slave in Virginia. They never met. But both men saw opportunity in the chaos of the Civil War, both escaped North, and both left us remarkable accounts of their flights to freedom. Handed down through family and friends, these narratives tell gripping stories of escape.

Working from an unusual abundance of genealogical material, historian David W. Blight has reconstructed Turnage's and Washington's childhoods as sons of white slaveholders and their climb to black working-class stability in the North, where they reunited their families. In A Slave No More, the untold stories of two ordinary men take their place at the heart of the American experience.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leigh | 2/20/2014

    " Moving accounts of two men who fled slavery to pursue their own, hard-won happiness. The stories are vividly told, and, as a native Washingtonian, I particularly appreciated the depiction of Washington, D. C. just after the Civil War. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brenda | 1/31/2014

    " Got what I wanted from it by scanning it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caitlin | 1/16/2014

    " Liked the narratives themselves better than the historical review of them, but still an interesting book. Very cool contrast between the two men. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carolyne Peery | 12/30/2013

    " My son gave me this book for Christmas. It really gave me a better understanding of the freeing of slaves during the Civil War. This book gives two accounts actually written by slaves who escaped their masters during the Civil War. Fascinating reading. "

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