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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter T. McDonald Narrator: Jim Flemin Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Shall a man be dragged back to Slavery from our Free Soil, without an open trial of his right to Liberty? (From a handbill circulated in Milwaukee on March 11, 1854)

In Finding Freedom, Ruby West Jackson and Walter T. McDonald provide listeners with the first narrative account of the life of Joshua Glover, the runaway slave who was famously broken out of jail by thousands of Wisconsin abolitionists in 1854. Employing original research, the authors chronicle Glover's days as a slave in St. Louis, his violent capture and thrilling escape in Milwaukee, his journey on the Underground Railroad, and his 33 years of freedom in rural Canada.

While Jackson and McDonald demonstrate how the catalytic Glover incident captured national attention - pitting the proud state of Wisconsin against the Supreme Court and adding fuel to the pre-Civil War fire - their primary focus is on the ordinary citizens, both black and white, with whom Joshua Glover interacted. A bittersweet story of bravery and compassion, Finding Freedom provides the first full picture of the man for whom so many fought, and around whom so much history was made.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 4/21/2013

    " Really interesting and very detailed account of a man and his historically significant story. I like that they continued his story even after he escapes to Canada. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pascal Marco | 1/31/2013

    " A terrific story, so well written, which will keep your interest from start to finish. The story of Joshua Glover would make a great movie. My hats off to the authors for bringing such a sublime but important and much overlooked story to life. "

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