Free Boy
112 pages, 5 3/20 x 8 4/25
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Release Date:15 May 2013
ISBN:9780295992716
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Free Boy

A True Story of Slave and Master

University of Washington Press
When James Tilton came to Washington Territory as surveyor-general in the 1850s he brought with his household a young slave he had likely received as a wedding gift from a Maryland cousin. The story of Charlie Mitchell’s escape in 1860 on a steamer bound for Victoria, British Columbia and the help he received from free blacks reveals how national issues were being played out in the West. Written with young adults in mind, it is a fascinating story for readers of all ages.
Lorraine McConaghy is a public historian at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle and the author of Warship under Sail. Judy Bentley teaches at South Seattle Community College and is the author of Hiking Washington’s History along with fourteen books for young adults.
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