The Long Walk to Freedom by Devon W. Carbado
Runaway Slave Narratives

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The story of Henry "Box" Brown, as he came to be known, is just one of the remarkable first-person accounts of escapes from slavery collected in "The Long Walk to Freedom."
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In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and often innovative ways that these men and women sought freedom and demanded citizenship.
 

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Devon W. Carbado is professor of law and African American studies at the University of California at Los Angeles and the coeditor of several books, including Race Law Stories (with Rachel Moran) and Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin (with Donald Weise).Donald Weise is an independent scholar in African American history and coeditor of The Huey Newton Reader (with David Hilliard). He lives in New York.
 
Published August 21, 2012 by Beacon Press. 273 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, War. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Melanie Kirkpatrick on Jul 19 2014

The story of Henry "Box" Brown, as he came to be known, is just one of the remarkable first-person accounts of escapes from slavery collected in "The Long Walk to Freedom."

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