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Craft, William

Overview
Works: 20 works in 88 publications in 2 languages and 11,096 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Personal narratives  Slave narratives  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by William Craft
Slave narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No literary genre speaks as directly and as eloquently to the brutal contradictions in American history as the slave narrative. The works collected in this volume present unflinching portrayals of the cruelty and degradation of slavery while testifying to the African-American struggle for freedom and dignity. They demonstrate the power of the written word to affirm a person's -- and a people's -- humanity in a society poisoned by racism. Slave Narratives shows how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and, through their expression of anger, pain, sorrow, and courage, laid the foundations of the African-American literary tradition. This volume collects ten works published between 1772 and 1864: Two narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1772) and Olaudah Equiano (1789) recount how they were taken from Africa as children and brought across the Atlantic to British North America; The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) provides unique insight into the man who led the deadliest slave uprising in American history; The widely read narratives by the fugitive slaves Frederick Douglass (1845), William Wells Brown (1847), and Henry Bibb (1849) strengthened the abolitionist cause by exposing the hypocrisies inherent in a slaveholding society ostensibly dedicated to liberty and Christian morality; The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) describes slavery in the North while expressing the eloquent fervor of a dedicated woman; Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860) tells the story of William and Ellen Craft's subversive and ingenious escape from Georgia to Philadelphia; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is Harriet Jacobs's complex and moving story of her prolonged resistance to sexual and racial oppression; and the narrative of the "trickster" Jacob Green (1864) presents a disturbing story full of wild humor and intense cruelty. Together, these works fuse memory, advocacy, and defiance into a searing collective portrait of American life before emancipation. Slave Narratives contains a chronology of events in the history of slavery, as well as biographical and explanatory notes and an essay on the texts."--Publisher's description
The great escapes : four slave narratives( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The four former slaves represented here met only once. Yet each attained legendary stature in the anti-slavery battle--and justly so, for their escapes are among the most dramatic ever recorded"--Page 4 of cover
Running a thousand miles for freedom by William Craft( )

4 editions published between 1860 and 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the experiences of a slave couple during their escape in 1848 from Macon, Ga., to Philadelphia, Pa., in which the woman was disguised as an ailing southern planter and the man traveled as the planter's body servant
Running a thousand miles for freedom by William Craft( )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen Craft and William Craft were slaves from Macon, Georgia who escaped to the North in December 1848 by traveling openly by train and steamboat, arriving in Philadelphia on Christmas Day. She posed as a white male planter and he as her personal servant. Their daring escape was widely publicized, making them among the most famous of fugitive slaves
Running a thousand miles for freedom : the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery by William Craft( )

11 editions published between 1860 and 2018 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen and William Craft were slaves in Macon, Georgia, in the United States. Their escape from slavery was widely publicized and used by abolitionists in their struggle to abolish the institution. Ellen married William Craft in 1846. As William tells in Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, Ellen was so light-skinned that she was often mistaken as one of her master's family. During the Christmas season of 1848, 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
Running a thousand miles for freedom; or, the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery by William Craft( )

1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Civitas anthology of African American slave narratives( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Hailed in 1849 as "a new department in the literature of civilization," the slave narrative forms the foundation of the African American literary tradition. From the late eighteenth-century narratives by Africans who endured the harrowing Middle Passage, through the classic American fugitive slave narratives of the mid-nineteenth century, slave narratives have provided some of the most graphic and damning documentary evidence of the horrors of slavery. The slave narrative blends personal memory and rhetorical attacks on slavery to create powerful literature and propaganda. This work presents the seven classic antislavery narratives of the antebellum period in their entirety: The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, the first slave narrative published by a woman in the Americas; The Confessions of Nat Turner, written when Turner was asked to record his motivation for leading the bloodiest slave revolt in U.S. history; The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the first narrative to fashion the male fugitive slave into an African American cultural hero; The Narrative of William W. Brown, an account that explored with unprecedented realism the slave's survival ethic and the art of the slave trickster; The Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb, the story of the struggles of the most memorable family man among the classic slave narrators; Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, a chronicle of one of the most daring and celebrated slave escapes ever recorded; and Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, a dramatic text that exposed the sexual abuse of female slaves and pioneered the image of the fugitive slave woman as an articulate resister and survivor. Born out of lives of unparalleled suffering, the slave narrative captures all the bravery, drama, and hope that characterized the African American struggle against slavery"--Front flap
 
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The great escapes : four slave narrativesRunning a thousand miles for freedomRunning a thousand miles for freedom : the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slaveryThe Civitas anthology of African American slave narrativesRunning a thousand miles for freedom : the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slaveryThe daring escape of Ellen CraftTwo tickets to freedom : the true story of Ellen and William Craft, fugitive slaves
Alternative Names
William Craft fugitive slave and slavery abolitionist

William Craft Slavery abolitionist

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