One More River to Cross

One More River to Cross


In the early to mid-19th century, Isaac Brown, a slave, used to be accused of the tried homicide of a popular plantation proprietor, regardless of there being no proof of his guilt. Brown, after enduring brutal floggings, was once shipped to a brand new Orleans slave pen. From there the innovative Brown was once in a position to make a bold get away to Philadelphia within the loose country of Pennsylvania. His largest blunders used to be writing a observe informing his unfastened spouse and eleven youngsters in Maryland of his whereabouts. The observe used to be intercepted and resulted in his arrest and extradition again to Maryland.

While engaged in getting to know an ancestor named Isaac Brown, Bryan Prince encountered the very high-profile case of what grew to become out to be a unique Isaac Brown. the tale of this slave, with its end result in Brown's dramatic break out and supreme good fortune in crossing the border into Canada, is the riveting topic of historian Bryan Prince's most recent book.

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