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To Free a Family

The Journey of Mary Walker

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674725942

Publication Date: 11/18/2013


360 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

25 halftones, 4 maps in mock insert


  • Prologue: A Secret Striving
  • 1. Reluctant Runaway
  • 2. Sanctuary
  • 3. “In the Midst of Friends”
  • 4. “Never Reject the Claims of the Fugitive”
  • 5. The Rescue Plot
  • 6. “A Spirit Like a Dove”
  • 7. A Season of Silence
  • 8. “A Case of Heart Breaking Distress”
  • 9. If They Die for Their Freedom, Amen
  • 10. “The Welfare of Her Race”
  • 11. “To Part No More”
  • Epilogue: “Their Works Do Follow Them”
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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