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Ellen Craft: Abolitionist and EducatorIt is a realistic accounting of the language pro-slavery forces used to justify the "peculiar institution". It is less well known that the language was used to incite push back from abolitionists, which acted as oil on a fire. It also emboldened other supporters to lash out at anti-slavery forces. It is a pattern to we see repeated today by racists and bigots everywhere. History is not kind to the clergy and the churches that provided cover for the pro-slavery forces. And once freed from the bondage of slavery in the South, we see that the Carters also had to face Northern racism and white supremacy.
The Story & Life of Ellen Craft
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Known for : escaped from enslavement to become an active abolitionist and educator, wrote with her husband a book about their escape. Her father was the enslaver of her mother, Major James Smith. In Macon, Ellen met William Craft, an enslaved man, and craftsman.
Simply link your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number to your Booktopia account and earn points on eligible orders. Either by signing into your account or linking your membership details before your order is placed. Your points will be added to your account once your order is shipped. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! William Craft says of the classic slavery memoir, Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom-Or, The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery, "This book is not intended as a full history of the life of my wife, nor of myself; but merely as an account of our escape; together with other matter which I hope may be the means of creating in some minds a deeper abhorrence of the sinful and abominable practice of enslaving and brutifying our fellow-creatures. She passed as a white male planter and he as her personal servant.
Ellen Craft c. Her mother was a slave and her father was her mother's owner. She married William Craft c in In , Ellen daringly decided to use her light skin to pass as white in order to travel by train and boat to the North, with William posing as her slave. In order to carry out this plan, Ellen also had to pass as male since a single white woman would not have been travelling alone with a male slave at this time. Although they encountered several close calls along the way, the plan worked. Eight days after they began in Georgia, William and Ellen arrived in Philadelphia on Christmas day,