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Be free or die : the amazing story of Robert Smalls' escape from slavery to Union hero

Author: Cate Lineberry
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old slave named Robert Smalls did the unthinkable and boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife and two young children hidden on board, Smalls and a small crew ran a gauntlet of heavily armed fortifications in Charleston Harbor and delivered the valuable vessel and the massive guns  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Robert Smalls; Robert Smalls
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cate Lineberry
ISBN: 9781250101860 1250101867
OCLC Number: 983799054
Notes: "June 2017"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The escape --
South Carolina's son --
In the service of the Confederacy --
Union hero --
Our country calls --
North and south --
The Keokuk --
Captain Smalls --
The City of Brotherly Love --
Triumph and tragedy --
Retaliation and reward --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Cate Lineberry.

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In Be Free or Die, Cate Lineberry tells the remarkable story of Smalls' escape and his many accomplishments during the war, including becoming the first black captain of an Army vessel. In a  Read more...
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"Reading Cate Lineberry's Be Free or Die is a little like recovering a national heirloom that was lost, stolen or buried through decades...maintains a tautly rendered perspective on the complex Read more...

 
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