Ellen and William Craft

Ellen and William Craft

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ellen Craft (1826-1891) and William Craft (1824-1900) were slaves from Macon, Georgia in the United States who escaped to the North in December 1848 by traveling openly by train and steamboat, arriving in Philadelphia on Christmas Day. She posed as a white male planter and he as her personal servant. Their daring escape was widely publicized, making them among the most famous of fugitive slaves. Abolitionists featured them in public lectures to gain support in the struggle to end the institution. As the light-skinned mixed-race daughter of a mulatto slave and her white master, Ellen Craft used her appearance to pass as a white man, dressed in appropriate clothing. Threatened by slave catchers in Boston after passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, the Crafts escaped to England, where they lived for nearly two decades and reared five children.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 358g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135669575
  • 9786135669572