Flight To Freedom

Author: Alvin O. Thompson
Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
ISBN: 9766401802
Size: 15.90 MB
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This book is about the struggles of enslaved Africans in the Americas who achieved freedom through flight and the establishment of Maroon communities in the face of overwhelming military odds on the part of the slaveholders.

Flight To Freedom

Author: Ana Veciana-Suarez
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439381991
Size: 14.24 MB
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Writing in the diary which her father gave her, thirteen-year-old Yara describes life with her family in Havana, Cuba, in 1967 as well as her experiences in Miami, Florida, after immigrating there to be reunited with some relatives while leaving others behind.

Flight To Freedom

Author: Ellen Oppenheimer
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 9781480974173
Size: 14.15 MB
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Flight to Freedom by Ellen Oppenheimer Flight to Freedom is the story of author Ellen Oppenheimer’s family’s escape from the Nazis starting in Germany, 1933. They settled in Paris. When war was declared they left Paris and followed the same route that was shown in the film Casablanca. They traveled from Paris to Marseille to Oran to Casablanca, then to the United States on a slow Portuguese boat landing in Staten Island in 1942.

Flight To Freedom

Author: Henrietta Buckmaster
Publisher: Ebooks for Students, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780985034542
Size: 17.22 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a story of almost unbelievable heroism and great daring, told with gusto and sincerity. It is told through the lives of courageous men and women—some of them known to us by name; most of them, unknown. The Underground Railroad maneuvered the escape of Southern slaves to the North. It was carried on at first by a handful of people: Quakers, ministers, farmers, journalists, the escaped slaves themselves. The movement spread, and eventually the network extended from Georgia to Iowa, from Alabama to Canada. The North Star was the slave's hope . . . "keep on going north, and if you do not die, you will find freedom." Going north meant careful planning, hairbreadth escapes at night, slow journeys through swamps and forests, careful disguises along open roads. It meant hunger, weariness, and dread. But the rewards of freedom from slavery were worth all the suffering. Henrietta Buckmaster has told this little-known story against a background of the times. But history is made by people. So Flight to Freedom is the story of people: Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Wendell Phillips, Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass—and Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose vivid picture of slavery hastened the climax of a conflict that had been brewing since the first slaves were brought to these shores from Africa in chains. It is a glorious story the author tells, a dramatic chapter in our history. It is a story that is not yet finished.

Flight To Freedom

Author: Ana Veciana-Suarez
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537437836
Size: 12.32 MB
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Yara Garcia 's family has lived in Havana, Cuba, for several generations, but when Communist ruler Fidel Castro clamps down on personal freedoms, the Garcias are forced to flee the island. In Miami, where they settle with other exiles, 13-year-old Yara struggles to learn a new language, make new friends, and adapt to a strange land with foreign customs. So do her parents, sisters, and grandparents, who adjust to new lives with varying success. As tension develops in the family, Yara realizes how different she is from her classmates, most of whom are allowed more privileges than she is. Set in the turbulent years of 1967 and 1968, this poignant book about immigration and separation provides a mesmerizing account of a young woman's resiliency in the face of change and a family's efforts to make a new life far from home.

Flight To Freedom

Author: Rossana Pérez
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 1611920000
Size: 13.52 MB
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This compelling and historically significant volume collects the personal narratives of Central American refugees who fled the violence in their homelands and became leading community advocates at the forefront of social justice. Each of the people interviewed is a leader in the Salvadoran / Central American refugee movement. Consequently, this book offers insight into the early philosophy and framework of the movement as revealed by some pioneers.