By Walter T. McDonald,Ruby West Jackson
"Shall a guy be dragged again to Slavery from our unfastened Soil, with out an open trial of his correct to Liberty?" —Handbill circulated in Milwaukee on March eleven, 1854
In Finding Freedom, Ruby West Jackson and Walter T. McDonald offer readers with the 1st narrative account of the lifetime of Joshua Glover, the runaway slave who was once famously damaged out of penal complex via hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin abolitionists in 1854. utilizing unique learn, the authors chronicle Glover's days as a slave in St. Louis, his violent trap and exciting get away in Milwaukee, his trip at the Underground Railroad, and his 33 years of freedom in rural Canada.
While Jackson and McDonald show how the catalytic "Glover incident" captured nationwide attention—pitting the proud nation of Wisconsin opposed to the preferrred courtroom and including gasoline to the pre-Civil battle fire—their fundamental concentration is at the usual electorate, either black and white, with whom Joshua Glover interacted. A bittersweet tale of bravery and compassion, Finding Freedom presents the 1st complete photograph of the guy for whom such a lot of fought, and round whom lots background used to be made.
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