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His Promised Land: The Autobiography of John P. Parker, Former Slave and Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Biography & autobiography


by
John P. Parker (Author) and Stuart Seely Sprague (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 168 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


“Surpasses all previous slave narratives. . . . Usually we need to invent our American heroes. With the publication of Parker’s extraordinary memoir, we seem to have discovered the genuine article.” -Joseph J. Ellis, CivilizationJohn P. Parker is one of the few African Americans whose battle against slavery we can now turn to in his own words. He recounts dramatically how he helped fugitive slaves to cross the Ohio River from Kentucky and go north to freedom. He risked his life-hiding in coffins, diving off a steamboat with bounty hunters on his trail-and his freedom to fight for the freedom of his people.

“Surpasses all previous slave narratives. . . . Usually we need to invent our American heroes. With the publication of Parker’s extraordinary memoir, we seem to have discovered the genuine article.” -Joseph J. Ellis, CivilizationJohn P. Parker is one of the few African Americans whose battle against slavery we can now turn to in his own words. He recounts dramatically how he helped fugitive slaves to cross the Ohio River from Kentucky and go north to freedom. He… (more)

“Surpasses all previous slave narratives. . . . Usually we need to invent our American heroes. With the publication of Parker’s extraordinary memoir, we seem to have discovered the genuine article.” -Joseph J. Ellis, CivilizationJohn P. Parker is one of the few African Americans whose battle against slavery we can now turn to in his own words. He recounts dramatically how he helped fugitive slaves to cross the Ohio River from Kentucky and go north to freedom. He risked his life-hiding in coffins, diving off a steamboat with bounty hunters on his trail-and his freedom to fight for the freedom of his people.

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