Flight To Freedom

Author: Alvin O. Thompson
Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
ISBN: 9766401802
Size: 19.54 MB
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This book is about the struggles of enslaved Africans in the Americas who achieved freedom through flight and the establishment of Maroon communities in the face of overwhelming military odds on the part of the slaveholders.

Flight To Freedom

Author: Henrietta Buckmaster
Publisher: Ebooks for Students, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780985034542
Size: 20.96 MB
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This is a story of almost unbelievable heroism and great daring, told with gusto and sincerity. It is told through the lives of courageous men and women—some of them known to us by name; most of them, unknown. The Underground Railroad maneuvered the escape of Southern slaves to the North. It was carried on at first by a handful of people: Quakers, ministers, farmers, journalists, the escaped slaves themselves. The movement spread, and eventually the network extended from Georgia to Iowa, from Alabama to Canada. The North Star was the slave's hope . . . "keep on going north, and if you do not die, you will find freedom." Going north meant careful planning, hairbreadth escapes at night, slow journeys through swamps and forests, careful disguises along open roads. It meant hunger, weariness, and dread. But the rewards of freedom from slavery were worth all the suffering. Henrietta Buckmaster has told this little-known story against a background of the times. But history is made by people. So Flight to Freedom is the story of people: Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Wendell Phillips, Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass—and Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose vivid picture of slavery hastened the climax of a conflict that had been brewing since the first slaves were brought to these shores from Africa in chains. It is a glorious story the author tells, a dramatic chapter in our history. It is a story that is not yet finished.

Flight To Freedom

Author: Ana Veciana-Suarez
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439381991
Size: 13.12 MB
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Writing in the diary which her father gave her, thirteen-year-old Yara describes life with her family in Havana, Cuba, in 1967 as well as her experiences in Miami, Florida, after immigrating there to be reunited with some relatives while leaving others behind.

Fantastic Flight To Freedom

Author: Roger Schachtel
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
ISBN: 0817215514
Size: 14.76 MB
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Relates the experiences of two teenage boys who decide to escape from Castro's Cuba by stowing away in the landing gear of an airplane.

My Long Flight From Freedom

Author: Sandy Geyer
Publisher: Maruki Books
ISBN: 9780958298728
Size: 19.36 MB
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My Long Flight From Freedom is Sandy Geyer's honest, humorous and courageous account of her journey as a white South African woman growing up in, and then ultimately leaving her beloved homeland. Her personal experiences and challenges provide many insights into why so many South Africans' new found freedom has simply led to heartbreaking sacrifices made as they felt powerless to stay behind in a country ravaged by violence. Sandy describes genuine experiences of the turbulent times before the fall of Apartheid and the rise of the ANC government, including her brief but inspirational meeting with Nelson Mandela soon after his freedom was granted. This book is a must read, and has been described as 'un- put-down-able' by all who have reviewed it.

Flight To Freedom

Author: Rossana Pérez
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 1611920000
Size: 14.72 MB
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This compelling and historically significant volume collects the personal narratives of Central American refugees who fled the violence in their homelands and became leading community advocates at the forefront of social justice. Each of the people interviewed is a leader in the Salvadoran / Central American refugee movement. Consequently, this book offers insight into the early philosophy and framework of the movement as revealed by some pioneers.