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Aiming for Pensacola
by Matthew J. Clavin
Harvard University Press, 2015
Cloth: 978-0-674-08822-1 | eISBN: 978-0-674-08823-8
Library of Congress Classification E450.C55 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.800975999

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Before the Civil War, slaves who managed to escape almost always made their way northward along the Underground Railroad. Matthew Clavin recovers the story of fugitive slaves who sought freedom by paradoxically sojourning deeper into the American South toward an unlikely destination: the small seaport of Pensacola, Florida, a gateway to freedom.
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