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Viewing Entry - Running a thousand miles for freedom (S15102)
by Craft, Ellen.

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TitleRunning a thousand miles for freedom ; or, the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery
Author / Responsible partyCraft, Ellen.
GenreAutobiography, History.
TopicsAutobiography, History. Slavery. Fugitive slaves.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Ellen and William Craft were a married couple who escaped from slavery in 1848 when Ellen disguised herself as a white, literate man and William pretended to be an accompanying slave. This is their story of their escape to freedom. NB Listeners may find some scenes of abuse and vocabulary in this book distressing. (Summary by Newgatenovelist)

Additional Information

System control numberS15102
Original Print PublisherLondon : William Tweedie, 1860
Narrator NameNewgatenovelist.
Participant or performer noteNewgatenovelist.
Contains Strong/Coarse languageStrong language
Narrators GenderFemale narrator
Contains Violent ContentGraphic Violence