112 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
When James Tilton came to Washington Territory as surveyor-general inthe 1850s he brought with his household a young slave he had likelyreceived as a wedding gift from a Maryland cousin. The story of CharlieMitchell’s escape in 1860 on a steamer bound for Victoria,British Columbia and the help he received from free blacks revealshow national issues were being played out in the West. Written withyoung adults in mind, it is a fascinating story for readers of allages.
Lorraine McConaghy is a public historian at the Museumof History and Industry in Seattle and the author of Warship underSail. Judy Bentley teaches at South SeattleCommunity College and is the author of Hiking Washington’sHistory along with fourteen books for young adults.
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