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

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

Label
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 A. Brock
Title variation
Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Uncle Tom, the hero of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, is generally viewed as a humble, even obsequious character, symbolizing African-Americans' internalization of their oppression. But, as anti-human trafficking activist Brock's vivid biography shows, Josiah Henson, on whom Tom was based, liberated not only himself but many of his fellow slaves. Born on a Maryland plantation in the late 18th century, Henson becomes an overseer and a preacher, for many years accepting rather than resisting white dominance. But when faced with the prospect of being sold apart from his family, he orchestrates their escape. Reaching Canada with his wife and four children, Henson becomes a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad and establishes a free black community, Dawn, in rural Ontario.He narrates his autobiography to a Bostonian abolitionist, who brings Henson to Stowe's attention, and she draws heavily upon his experiences in composing her novel, which Abraham Lincoln later claims created the Civil War. While Brock's breezy writing style, replete with imagined conversations between historical figures, sometimes seems at odds with the somber subject matter, this is nonetheless a moving account of Henson's life and a book from which readers will learn a great deal about the struggle against slavery
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brock, Jared
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444.H526
LC item number
B76 2018
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
Label
The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War, Jared A. Brock
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-287)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781541773929
Lccn
2017056511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1023815086
Label
The road to dawn : Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War, Jared A. Brock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-287)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781541773929
Lccn
2017056511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1023815086

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