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Author : Charles Royster
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 1999
Page : 622
Category : History
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Traces the development of the Dismal Swamp Company


Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Release : 1856
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Category : African Americans
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Author : A. Everette James, Jr.
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release : 2000-02
Page : 160
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 080594690X
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Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Release : 1856
Page : 245
Category : African Americans
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Author : H. J. Conway
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Release : 1856
Page : 48
Category : Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.)
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Release : 1856
Page : 359
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Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher : Delphi Classics
Release : 2017-07-17
Page : 426
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1788775961
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Dred A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Stowe includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Dred A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Stowe’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles


Author : Albert Reid Ledoux
Publisher :
Release : 1896
Page : 132
Category : African Americans
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Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Release : 1856
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Category : African Americans
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Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Release : 2018-03-27
Page : 452
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ISBN 13 : 9783337492700
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Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2009-11-17
Page : 656
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780807856857
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Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel was written partly in response to the criticisms of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by both white Southerners and black abolitionists. In Dred (1856), Stowe attempts to explore the issue of slavery from an African American perspective. Through the compelling stories of Nina Gordon, the mistress of a slave plantation, and Dred, a black revolutionary, Stowe brings to life conflicting beliefs about race, the institution of slavery, and the possibilities of violent resistance. Probing the political and spiritual goals that fuel Dred's rebellion, Stowe creates a figure far different from the acquiescent Christian martyr Uncle Tom. In his introduction to the classic novel, Robert S. Levine outlines the antislavery debates in which Stowe had become deeply involved before and during her writing of Dred. Levine shows that in addition to its significance in literary history, the novel remains relevant to present-day discussions of cross-racial perspectives.


Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-09-25
Page : 368
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ISBN 13 : 9781977630575
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Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp is the second popular novel from American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was first published in two volumes by Phillips, Sampson and Company in 1856. Although it enjoyed better initial sales than her previous, and more famous, novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, it was ultimately less popular. Dred was of a more documentary nature than Uncle Tom's Cabin and thus lacked a character like Uncle Tom to evoke strong emotion from readers. Plot summary: Dred is the story of Nina Gordon, an impetuous young heiress to a large southern plantation, whose land is rapidly becoming worthless. It is run competently by one of Nina's slaves, Harry, who endures a murderous rivalry with Nina's brother Tom Gordon, a drunken, cruel slaveowner. Nina is a flighty young girl, and maintains several suitors, before finally settling down with a man named Clayton. Clayton is socially and religiously liberal, and very idealistic, and has a down-to-earth perpetual-virgin sister, Anne. In addition to Harry (who, as well as being the administrator of Nina's estate, is secretly also her and Tom's half-brother), the slave characters include the devoutly Christian Milly (actually the property of Nina's Aunt Nesbit), and Tomtit, a joker-type character. There is also a family of poor whites, who have but a single, devoted slave, Old Tiff. Dred, the titular character, is one of the Great Dismal Swamp maroons, escaped slaves living in the Great Dismal Swamp, preaching angry and violent retribution for the evils of slavery and rescuing escapees from the dog of the slavecatchers........... Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe ( June 14, 1811 - July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from the Beecher family, a famous religious family, and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans. The book reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stances on social issues of the day. Life and work: Harriet Elisabeth Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on June 14, 1811. She was the seventh of 13 children born to outspoken Calvinist preacher Lyman Beecher and Roxana (Foote), a deeply religious woman who died when Stowe was only five years old. Roxana's maternal grandfather was General Andrew Ward of the Revolutionary War. Her notable siblings included a sister, Catharine Beecher, who became an educator and author, as well as brothers who became ministers: including Henry Ward Beecher, who became a famous preacher and abolitionist, Charles Beecher, and Edward Beecher. Harriet enrolled in the Hartford Female Seminary run by her older sister Catharine, where she received a traditional academic education usually reserved for males at the time with a focus in the classics, including studies of languages and mathematics. Among her classmates was Sarah P. Willis, who later wrote under the pseudonym Fanny Fern..................


Author : Marcus P. Nevius
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2020
Page : 168
Category : Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.)
ISBN 13 : 0820356425
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City of Refuge is a story of petit marronage, an informal slave's economy, and the construction of internal improvements in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina. The vast wetland was tough terrain that most white Virginians and North Carolinians considered uninhabitable. Perceived desolation notwithstanding, black slaves fled into the swamp's remote sectors and engaged in petit marronage, a type of escape and fugitivity prevalent throughout the Atlantic world. An alternative to the dangers of flight by way of the Underground Railroad, maroon communities often neighbored slave-labor camps, the latter located on the swamp's periphery and operated by the Dismal Swamp Land Company and other companies that employed slave labor to facilitate the extraction of the Dismal's natural resources. Often with the tacit acceptance of white company agents, company slaves engaged in various exchanges of goods and provisions with maroons--networks that padded company accounts even as they helped to sustain maroon colonies and communities. In his examination of life, commerce, and social activity in the Great Dismal Swamp, Marcus P. Nevius engages the historiographies of slave resistance and abolitionism in the early American republic. City of Refuge uses a wide variety of primary sources--including runaway advertisements; planters' and merchants' records, inventories, letterbooks, and correspondence; abolitionist pamphlets and broadsides; county free black registries; and the records and inventories of private companies--to examine how American maroons, enslaved canal laborers, white company agents, and commission merchants shaped, and were shaped by, race and slavery in an important region in the history of the late Atlantic world.


Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Release : 1896
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Category : African Americans
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Author : Bland Simpson
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2000-11-09
Page : 208
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0807867063
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Just below the Tidewater area of Virginia, straddling the North Carolina-Virginia line, lies the Great Dismal Swamp, one of America's most mysterious wilderness areas. The swamp has long drawn adventurers, runaways, and romantics, and while many have tried to conquer it, none has succeeded. In this engaging memoir, Bland Simpson, who grew up near the swamp in North Carolina, blends personal experience, travel narrative, oral history, and natural history to create an intriguing portrait of the Great Dismal Swamp and its people. For this edition, he has added an epilogue discussing developments in the region since 1990.


Author : Patrick Balestar
Publisher :
Release : 2012-09-04
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781612186337
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"This title was previously published by Avalon Books; this version has been reproduced from Avalon Books archive files."


Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Release : 1880
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Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Release : 1896
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Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Release : 2017-11-22
Page : 506
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ISBN 13 : 9780331650884
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Excerpt from Dred, a Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp, Vol. 2 of 2: Together With Anti-Slavery Tales and Papers, and Life in Florida After the War I have received orders from Mr. Gordon to come and take possession of the estate and chattels Of his deceased Sister without delay. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Author : Sylviane A. Diouf
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2016-03-01
Page : 403
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0814760287
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Over more than two centuries men, women, and children escaped from slavery to make the Southern wilderness their home. They hid in the mountains of Virginia and the low swamps of South Carolina; they stayed in the neighborhood or paddled their way to secluded places; they buried themselves underground or built comfortable settlements. Known as maroons, they lived on their own or set up communities in swamps or other areas where they were not likely to be discovered. Although well-known, feared, celebrated or demonized at the time, the maroons whose stories are the subject of this book have been forgotten, overlooked by academic research that has focused on the Caribbean and Latin America. Who the American maroons were, what led them to choose this way of life over alternatives, what forms of marronage they created, what their individual and collective lives were like, how they organized themselves to survive, and how their particular story fits into the larger narrative of slave resistance are questions that this book seeks to answer. To survive, the American maroons reinvented themselves, defied slave society, enforced their own definition of freedom and dared create their own alternative to what the country had delineated as being black men and women’s proper place. Audacious, self-confident, autonomous, sometimes self-sufficient, always self-governing; their very existence was a repudiation of the basic tenets of slavery.