Slave And Freeman
The Autobiography of George L. Knox
Edited by Willard B. Gatewood, Jr.
Born in Tennessee in 1841, George L. Knox survived slavery and service with both Confederate and Union armies during the Civil War and afterward made his way north to find a chilly reception in Indiana. His autobiography covers the first 44 years of his life and tells how he persevered against threats, harassment, and physical intimidation to become a leading citizen of Indianapolis and an important figure of the Republican Party.
About the Author
Willard B. Gatewood Jr. is Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas.
"A significant contribution to a missing chapter in our American heritage."—Ohio History
"A valuable book."—North Carolina Historical Review
J. Saunders Redding, edited by Faith Berry
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$28.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$28.00 USD - Electronic book text