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Book review: beyond freedom’s reach: a kidnapping in the twilight of slavery

Warren, Michael (2015) Book review: beyond freedom’s reach: a kidnapping in the twilight of slavery. LSE Review of Books (15 May 2015). Blog Entry.

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Born into slavery in rural Louisiana, Rose Herera was bought and sold several times before being purchased by the De Hart family of New Orleans. Still a slave, she married and had children, who also became the property of the De Harts. But after Union forces captured New Orleans in 1862 during the American Civil War, Herera’s owners fled to Havana, taking three of her small children with them. Beyond Freedom’s Reach is the true story of one woman’s quest to rescue her children from bondage. This book adds a human touch to an emotional subject, writes Michael Warren.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
E History America > E151 United States (General)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F001 United States local history
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 10:27
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 00:13

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