Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slaves (Hardback)Eric Foner (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 668 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 32 mm
A terrific and powerful story. * New York Post *
There's suspense and drama on nearly every page.... It's the art of historical narrative at its very best with individual heroes caught up in the larger sweep of social movements. * Huffington Post, Jonah Raskin *
Makes palpable the nuances and complexities of the past.... Intellectually probing and emotionally resonant, "Gateway to Freedom" reminds us that history can be as stirring as the most gripping fiction. * Los Angeles Times, Wendy Smith *
Gripping ... excellent.... He merits high praise for contributing solid information and thoughtful analysis to the history of this shadowy, extensive network. * Wall Street Journal, David S. Reynolds *
A consummate narrative ... Mandatory and riveting reading.... In 1855, an abolitionist newspaper predicted that 'these acts of sublime heroism ... will excite the admiration, the reverence and the indignation of generations yet to come.' This book finally redeems that faith. * New York Times, Sam Roberts *
Illuminating ... Superb ... an invaluable addition to our history. * New York Times Book Review, Kevin Baker *
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