The Road to Dawn

The Road to Dawn

Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War

Book - 2018
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"The Road to Dawn tells the improbable story of Josiah Henson, a slave who spent forty-two years in pre-Civil War bondage in the American South and eventually escaped with his wife and four young children, travelling 600 miles and eventually settling with his family as a free man across the border in Canada. Once there, Henson rescued 118 more slaves and purchased land to build what would become one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad, a 500-person freeman settlement called Dawn. He was immortalized by Harriet Beecher Stowe in her 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York: PublicAffairs, 2018
ISBN: 9781541773929
Characteristics: xvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Aug 27, 2018

Josian Henson's story and others contributed to UNCLE TOM'S CABIN.

Josiah Henson's story is well researched. The writing a bit stiff. But for those doing work on the run up and aftermath of the civil war, as well as the history of enslaved people in Canada may find this worthwhile.


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