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Hardcover Yearning to Breathe Free: Robert Smalls of South Carolina and His Families Book

ISBN: 1570036861

ISBN13: 9781570036866

Yearning to Breathe Free: Robert Smalls of South Carolina and His Families

A sociological approach to appreciating the heroism and legacy of the Gullah statesmanOn May 13, 1862, Robert Smalls (1839-1915) commandeered a Confederate warship, the Planter, from Charleston harbor and piloted the vessel to cheering seamen of the Union blockade, thus securing his place in the annals of Civil War heroics. Slave, pilot, businessman, statesman, U.S. congressman--Smalls played many roles en route to becoming an American icon, but none...

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