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A Slave No More - Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation

David W. Blight

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Slave narratives are extremely rare. Of the one hundred 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Allen, Dion Graham

Length:

6h 5m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:52


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:25


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:34


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:35


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:58


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:39


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:25


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:26


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:49


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:44