Combee : Harriet Tubman, the Combahee River Raid, and Black Freedom during the Civil War Combee : Harriet Tubman, the Combahee River Raid, and Black Freedom during the Civil War

Combee : Harriet Tubman, the Combahee River Raid, and Black Freedom during the Civil War

    • 24,99 €

    • 24,99 €

Beschreibung des Verlags

The story of the Combahee River Raid, one of Harriet Tubman's most extraordinary accomplishments, based on original documents and written by a descendant of one of the participants

Edda L. Fields-Black shows how Tubman commanded a ring of spies, scouts, and pilots and participated in military expeditions behind Confederate lines. On June 2, 1863, Tubman and her crew piloted two regiments of Black US Army soldiers, the Second South Carolina Volunteers, and their white commanders up coastal South Carolina's Combahee River in three gunboats. In a matter of hours, they torched eight rice plantations and liberated 730 people.

Using previously unexamined documents, Fields-Black brings to life intergenerational, extended enslaved families, neighbors, praise-house members, and sweethearts forced to work in South Carolina's deadly tidal rice swamps, sold, and separated during the antebellum period. When Tubman and the gunboats arrived and blew their steam whistles, many of those people clambered aboard, sailed to freedom, and were eventually reunited with their families. The able-bodied Black men freed in the Combahee River Raid enlisted in the Second South Carolina Volunteers and fought behind Confederate lines for the freedom of others still enslaved not just in South Carolina but Georgia and Florida.

GENRE
Ratgeber
ERZÄHLER:IN
MW
Machelle Williams
SPRACHE
EN
Englisch
DAUER
25:20
Std. Min.
ERSCHIENEN
2024
21. Mai
VERLAG
Highbridge Company
GRÖSSE
1,2
 GB