xxi, 402 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Life on the Chesapeake in black and white Sweet gum and prickly burrs : the changing world of the Eastern shore "Devilish" mistresses and harsh masters : black family life under the lash "Shadow of a voice in the talking leaves" : the hidden world of black communication "Mean to be free" : the fragile light of liberty All for the love of family Stampede of slaves Moses meets John Brown Fractured family It was raining blood : Harriet Tubman's Civil War A hero is remembered Myth and memory Mother Tubman, the black Joan of Arc.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -388) and index.