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  • Lineberry, Cate, author.
     
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    Be free or die : the amazing story of Robert Smalls' escape from slavery to Union hero / Cate Lineberry.
    by Lineberry, Cate, author.
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    New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, [2017]
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  • Smalls, Robert, 1839-1915.
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  • African Americans -- Biography.
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  • Ship captains -- United States -- Biography.
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  • African American legislators -- Biography.
  •  
  • Fugitive slaves -- South Carolina -- Beaufort -- Biography.
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  • Biography & Autobiography -- Historical.
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  • Military participation -- African American.
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  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
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  • Beaufort (S.C.) -- Biography.
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  • South Carolina -- Beaufort.
  • Genre: 
    Biographies.
    Biography.
    History.
    ISBN: 
    9781250101860
    1250101867
    9781250101877
    Description: 
    xiii, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
    Edition: 
    First edition.
    Contents: 
    Prologue -- The escape -- South Carolina's son -- In the service of the Confederacy -- Union hero -- Our country calls -- North and south -- The Keokuk -- Captain Smalls -- The City of Brotherly Love -- Triumph and tragedy -- Retaliation and reward -- Epilogue.
    Notes: 
    "June 2017"--Title page verso.
    Summary note: 
    "It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old slave named Robert Smalls did the unthinkable and boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife and two young children hidden on board, Smalls and a small crew ran a gauntlet of heavily armed fortifications in Charleston Harbor and delivered the valuable vessel and the massive guns it carried to nearby Union forces. To be unsuccessful was a death sentence for all. Smalls' courageous and ingenious act freed him and his family from slavery and immediately made him a Union hero while simultaneously challenging much of the country's view of what African Americans were willing to do to gain their freedom. After his escape, Smalls served in numerous naval campaigns off Charleston as a civilian boat pilot and eventually became the first black captain of an Army ship ... Be Free or Die is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls' amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman."--Jacket.
    Bibliographic Note: 
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-263) and index.
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