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Stolen : five free boys kidnapped into slavery and their astonishing odyssey home
Title:
Stolen : five free boys kidnapped into slavery and their astonishing odyssey home
ISBN:
9781501169434
Physical Description:
318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Introduction: The reverse Underground Railroad -- Sanctuary city -- Black hearts -- Midnight land -- In-laws and outlaws -- The beaten way -- The body in the wagon -- The halfway house -- The lifeboat -- A living witness -- Hunting wolves -- Kidnappers all -- Conclusion: The first law of nature.
Abstract:
"A gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South -- and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years A Slave and Never Caught"-- Provided by publisher.

Philadelphia, 1825. Five young, free black boys are lured onto a small ship with the promise of food and pay. They are instead met with blindfolds, ropes, and knives. Over four long months, their kidnappers drive them overland into the Cotton Kingdom to be sold as slaves. Determined to resist, the boys form a tight brotherhood as they struggle to free themselves and find their way home. Their ordeal shines a spotlight on the Reverse Underground Railroad, a black market network of human traffickers and slave traders who stole away thousands of legally free African Americans from their families in order to fuel slavery's rapid expansion in the decades before the Civil War. -- adapted from jacket
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : 37 INK, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2019.