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Slave Life in Virginia and Kentucky A Narrative by Francis Fedric, Escaped Slave

ISBN-10: 0807136840
ISBN-13: 9780807136843
Edition: 2010
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Description: In 1854, faced with the threat of yet another brutal beating, a fifty-year-old slave in Mason County, Kentucky, decided to try to escape. He joined the hundreds of other fugitive slaves fleeing across the Ohio River and north to Canada on the  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

In 1854, faced with the threat of yet another brutal beating, a fifty-year-old slave in Mason County, Kentucky, decided to try to escape. He joined the hundreds of other fugitive slaves fleeing across the Ohio River and north to Canada on the Underground Railroad. After his arrival in Toronto he discarded his master's surname (Parker), renamed himself Francis Fedric, and married an Englishwoman. In 1857, he traveled with his wife to Great Britain, where he lectured on behalf of the antislavery cause and published two versions of his life story. Together the two works present a mesmerizing and distinct perspective on slavery in the South. Long forgotten and never before published in the United States, Fedric's narratives, collected here for the first time, are certain to take their rightful place alongside the most recognizable accounts in the canon of slave memoirs.

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