Seven Miles to Freedom

Seven Miles to Freedom

The Robert Smalls Story

Book - 2008
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A biography of Robert Smalls who, during the Civil War, commandeered the Confederate ship Planter to carry his family and twelve other slaves to freedom, and went on to become a United States Congressman working toward African American advancement.
Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781600602320
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Duane 1974-


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Born a slave, Robert Smalls had become a steamboat wheelman. Could he now pilot it past Confederate forces and reach the Union fleet—and freedom? Full-page color illustrations.


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