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Craft, Ellen

Works: 46 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 15,767 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Archives 
Subject Headings: Slaves 
Classifications: E444, B
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Slave narratives by William L Andrews( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,023 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
Running a thousand miles for freedom by William Craft( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Firsthand account of a couple's remarkable flight from slavery in the antebellum South. William and Ellen Craft devised a daring plan in which the light-skinned wife disguised herself as a man and the husband posed as her servant. This brief memoir recounts their journey northward in 1848, when they made their way to Philadelphia and later settled in Boston, where they were active in abolitionist circles"--
Establishment and soil characterization of long-term forest monitoring plots in the Virgin Islands Biosphere Reserve by John M Matuszak( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ALS : Surry, England to S[amuel] May, Boston by William Craft( )

1 edition published in 1851 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter of thanks; write about a slave holding incident in Boston; ask for occasional copies of the Liberator; mention Mr. Garrison and Mr. Wallcut
Craft-Trotter family papers by Craft-Trotter family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Consists of family papers from the descendents of William and Ellen Craft and James M. Trotter, including a small amount of correspondence and original documents, as well as genealogical research notes and clippings gathered by various members of the families, tributes, memorials, plays, and other programs inspired by the families' history. Also contains materials relating to descendant, Ellen Craft Dammond of N.Y., who was active in the National Y.W.C.A, Wednesdays in Miss. and other women's organizations devoted to ending racism
Papers by Robert Morris( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection primarily contains legal documents and legal correspondence from Morris' practice. These materials include: letters from potential clients (usually either a request for representation or a presentation of a potential case), letters and memoranda from the court, marriage certificates, wills, leases, contracts, emancipation papers, an autopsy report (1872), rental agreements, navy discharge papers, deeds, receipts, bank stubs, court testimonies and court documents. Several legal issues are also referenced in the collection: a contestation of Carter H. Edloe's will which would have awarded his slave, Harriet, $8,000 upon his death (1847), the liberation and legal matters pertaining to Liberia, a case regarding the journal, "Panorama, or Mirror of Slavery" (1851), pay inequities for African-American soldiers, slavery, B.C. Gregory versus the Union Club of Boston, Reverend Samuel Ringgold Ward's newspaper, "The Impartial Citizen," and signed petitions requesting a separate African-American militia called the Massasoit Guards. Other items in the collection include: letters regarding Morris' son's graduation from the Imperial College in France, the Freemen's National Memorial Monument Association, the by-laws and regulations of the African Humane Society (1820) with list of members, the Committee on the Militia, a manuscript song "Hang Out the Flag" (Elijah W. Smith, 1863?), and a schedule for the African Grand Lodge Archives (1866)
The American Negro: His History And Literature: Running A Thousand Miles For Freedom by William Craft( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.10 (from 0.00 for 5000 miles ... to 0.82 for Craft-Trot ...)

Slave narratives
Alternative Names
Smith Craft, Ellen.

Running a thousand miles for freedomNo girls allowed : tales of daring women dressed as men for love, freedom and adventureBlack foremothers : three livesTwo tickets to freedom : the true story of Ellen and William Craft, fugitive slavesAnd not afraid to dare : the stories of ten African-American womenThe daring escape of Ellen CraftThe brave escape of Ellen and William Craft