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The Resource Rambles of a runaway from southern slavery, Henry Goings ; edited by Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor

Rambles of a runaway from southern slavery, Henry Goings ; edited by Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor

Label
Rambles of a runaway from southern slavery
Title
Rambles of a runaway from southern slavery
Statement of responsibility
Henry Goings ; edited by Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery tells of an extraordinary life in and out of slavery in the United States and Canada. Born Elijah Turner in the Virginia Tidewater, circa 1810, the author eventually procured freedom papers from a man he resembled and took the man's name, Henry Goings. His life story takes us on an epic journey, traveling from his Virginia birthplace through the cotton kingdom of the Lower South, and upon his escape from slavery, through Tennessee and Kentucky, then on to the Great Lakes region of the North and to Canada. His Rambles show that slaves were found not only in fields but also on the nation's roads and rivers, perpetually in motion in massive coffles or as solitary runaways. A freedom narrative as well as a slave narrative, this compact yet detailed book illustrates many important developments in antebellum America, such as the large-scale forced migration of enslaved people from long-established slave societies in the eastern United States to new settlements on the cotton frontier, the political-economic processes that framed that migration, and the accompanying human anguish. Goings's life and reflections serve as important primary documents of African American life and of American national expansion, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. This edition features an informative and insightful introduction by Calvin Schermerhorn
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
approximately 1810-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goings, Henry
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.G65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1975-
  • 1942-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schermerhorn, Calvin
  • Plunkett, Michael
  • Gaynor, Edward
Series statement
Carter G. Woodson Institute series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goings, Henry
  • Slaves
  • Freedmen
  • African Americans
  • Slave narratives
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Sklaverei
  • USA
Target audience
adult
Label
Rambles of a runaway from southern slavery, Henry Goings ; edited by Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. My birth and birth place in Virginia ; My name, Elijah Turner ; Changes from one master to another ; In North Carolina ; Tennessee ; Alabama ; Georgia ; Mississippi ; New Orleans ; Emigrating from plantation to plantation ; My marriage ; Death of my last master -- 2. My change of name and escape from slavery ; Through Tennessee ; Kentucky ; Illinois ; Indiana ; Ohio to Michigan ; Employed at various places, and at Perryburg (Ohio) -- 3. Landed in Canada ; Nearly victimized into slavery again ; Returns after his wife ; Trial at Perrysburg ; Escape to Canada ; Marriage of second wife -- 4. Observations on slavery ; The present war ; The church ; The Irish orator, Shiells -- 5. Remarks on some of the southern states, and emigration to them -- Appendixes : A. Maps ; B. Interviews with "Henry Gowens" and "Mrs. Henry Gowens" ; C. Letter to the editor, by Henry Goins ; D. "Farm for sale" notice showing Henry Goings as sales agent
Control code
20164686
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 157 pages
Isbn
9780813932385
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011036683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn752286963
  • (OCoLC)752286963
Label
Rambles of a runaway from southern slavery, Henry Goings ; edited by Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. My birth and birth place in Virginia ; My name, Elijah Turner ; Changes from one master to another ; In North Carolina ; Tennessee ; Alabama ; Georgia ; Mississippi ; New Orleans ; Emigrating from plantation to plantation ; My marriage ; Death of my last master -- 2. My change of name and escape from slavery ; Through Tennessee ; Kentucky ; Illinois ; Indiana ; Ohio to Michigan ; Employed at various places, and at Perryburg (Ohio) -- 3. Landed in Canada ; Nearly victimized into slavery again ; Returns after his wife ; Trial at Perrysburg ; Escape to Canada ; Marriage of second wife -- 4. Observations on slavery ; The present war ; The church ; The Irish orator, Shiells -- 5. Remarks on some of the southern states, and emigration to them -- Appendixes : A. Maps ; B. Interviews with "Henry Gowens" and "Mrs. Henry Gowens" ; C. Letter to the editor, by Henry Goins ; D. "Farm for sale" notice showing Henry Goings as sales agent
Control code
20164686
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 157 pages
Isbn
9780813932385
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011036683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn752286963
  • (OCoLC)752286963

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