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Eight Minutes from Freedom

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134147
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135922 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0001
Eight Minutes from Freedom

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This chapter describes Cecelia's trip to Niagara Falls with Fanny and explains her decision to escape from slavery. It examines the legal, social, familial, and personal circumstances that influenced her thinking. It also discusses Fanny's mindset as Cecelia's owner.

Keywords: Niagara Falls; slave law; New York; slavery; slaveholders; African Americans; personal agency; underground railroad

Chapter.  5578 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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